The Bourbon Old Fashioned is a simple cocktail, made with only the best bourbon or whiskey. It’s timeless and well, old fashioned.
The Old Fashioned has made a major comeback recently. Don Draper can be seen enjoying them on Mad Men, and with the recent resurgence of bourbon, they have become a major hit again. The best Old Fashioned is made with good bourbon, bitters, sugar cubes and an orange peel, but can also be made with homemade simple syrup which combines with the bourbon or whiskey much easier than a sugar cube which will not fully dissolve. So, grab your favorite bourbon or whiskey and let’s make an Old Fashioned, shall we?
How to Make a Bourbon Old Fashioned
Step 1 – Add the biggest piece of ice you can to an Old Fashioned glass. If you don’t have a round ice mold, just use as little ice as possible so it won’t dilute the bourbon.
Step 2 – Either add 2 sugar cubes (2 tsp) and a splash of water or 1 1/2 ounces of simple syrup to the glass.
Step 3 – Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters and an orange peel, and stir.
Step 4 – Add ice.
Step 5 – Add 2 ounces of your favorite bourbon or whiskey and let sit for a moment, then gently stir so the flavors combine. Enjoy!
Bourbon Old Fashioned RecipePrint
- 2 ounces of Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
- 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
- 2 sugar cubes and a splash of water or 1 1/2 ounces of Simple Syrup
- Orange peel
- Ice – preferably large
- In an Old Fashioned glass or short cocktail glass, add sugar cubes or simple syrup, an orange peel and bitters. Stir together well. Add ice, then bourbon or whiskey. Let sit for a moment, then stir lightly to combine flavors and enjoy!
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