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How To Make A Classic Old Fashioned At Home


    The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. It’s a simple and elegant drink that’s perfect for sipping on a cozy evening. In this article, we’ll show you how to make a classic Old Fashioned at home.


    To make a classic Old Fashioned, you’ll need the following ingredients:

    • 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
    • Orange slice
    • Maraschino cherry
    • Ice


    1. In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the sugar, bitters, and orange slice until the sugar has dissolved and the orange oils have been released.
    2. Add a large ice cube to the glass.
    3. Pour in the bourbon or rye whiskey and stir until everything is well mixed.
    4. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and another orange slice.


    • Use a good quality bourbon or rye whiskey for the best flavor.
    • Be sure to use a large ice cube to prevent the drink from becoming watered down.
    • Experiment with different types of bitters to find your favorite.
    • Consider using a sugar cube instead of granulated sugar for a more authentic Old Fashioned.


    While the classic Old Fashioned is delicious on its own, there are many variations that you can try. Here are a few ideas:

    • Smoked Old Fashioned: Add a smoky flavor to your Old Fashioned by using smoked bourbon or rye whiskey.
    • Spiced Old Fashioned: Add a spicy kick to your Old Fashioned by using spiced bitters or infusing your whiskey with cinnamon or cloves.
    • Fruit Old Fashioned: Experiment with different fruits, such as raspberries or peaches, to add a new twist to your Old Fashioned.


    Now that you know how to make a classic Old Fashioned at home, it’s time to start experimenting with different variations. Whether you prefer the classic recipe or want to try something new, this cocktail is sure to impress. So, stock up on your favorite bourbon or rye whiskey, and get ready to enjoy a timeless drink anytime you want. Cheers!

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