Old fashioned cocktail

Old fashioned cocktail
  • Serves icon Serves 1
  • Time icon Hands-on time 3 minutes

This is a classic whiskey cocktail of the highest grade, calling for just 5 ingredients (plus ice). It’s a sophisticated and flavourful option for cocktail hour.


  • 50ml bourbon whiskey
  • Ice cubes
  • 30ml rye whiskey (or blended whisky)
  • 10ml sugar syrup (see tip)
  • A few dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Strip of pared orange zest


  1. Pour the bourbon whiskey into a heavy-based tumbler or old fashioned glass with 2 ice cubes. Stir for 10 seconds, then add the rye whiskey (or blended whisky), sugar syrup, a few dashes of Angostura bitters and a few more ice cubes and keep stirring.
  2. Add more ice to fill the glass, then twist a pared piece of orange zest over the drink to catch the oils and drop it in the glass. Enjoy!

delicious. tips

  1. You can buy sugar syrup or make your own: gently heat caster sugar with an equal weight of water in a pan. Stir to dissolve the sugar, then leave to cool.

Recipe By

Jen Bedloe


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