Old Fashioned Cocktail

Serves one

Rating (3 ratings)


50ml Bourbon or Whiskey (Rye is traditional, but a whiskey of your choice)
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 small sugar cube
15ml simple Syrup
Orange or lemon twist


1. To make simple syrup just combine equal parts sugar and filtered water in a saucepan, bringing it to the boil. It will start cloudy but once the sugar dissolves it will go crystal clear. Allow to cool a little before decanting into a sterilised jar. Keep in the fridge.

2. For the Old Fashioned, begin by placing a small sugar cube in an old fashioned/rocks glass and pour in three shakes of Angostura Bitters alongside 1 tsp of simple syrup. With the top of a bar spoon, muddle and stir the sugar until it’s dissolved.

3. Add a couple of large ice cubes to the glass, then the bourbon or whiskey and stir using the bar spoon about 15-20 times to chill the cocktail down.

4. Garnish with an orange peel, spritzing the oils over the cocktail and rubbing the rim of the glass before garnishing. 

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