Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe


An easy cocktail recipe for a

Old Fashioned

The strong classic cocktail with whisky



  • 3 parts of whisky
  • a cube of sugar
  • two dashes of Angostura bitters
  • water (without soda)
  • an orange, lemon and cocktail cherries
  • ice cubes
  • tumbler (old-fashioned glass)


How to mix an Old Fashioned

For an Old Fashioned cocktail put the cube of sugar into a tumbler, add the bitters, some water and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Then add the whisky, ice cubes and stir well. Put a slice of orange, a slice of lemon and some cocktail cherries in the glass and quickly serve the Old Fashioned.


Bartender’s tips and advice

  • There’s not much knowledge about who invented this recipe but it’s widely agreed that this cocktail originated during the 2nd half of the 19th century in the US.
  • This cocktail is something for the eye as well. Make sure to get the garnish for this recipe and serve the drink with small slices of orange and lemon and a cocktail cherry in the glass. Instead of orange and lemon slices you can also use an orange and lemon peel and add it to the drink.
  • Find more tips and interesting facts in the bartenders guide.


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