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How to Make an Old Fashioned

This drink was called an Old Fashioned even when it was new in the 1800s. Over 150 years later, it will still have you feeling young at heart.


  • Step 1: Add sugar Add one teaspoon of sugar to the highball glass.
  • Step 2: Add water Add one ounce of water.
  • Step 3: Add bitters & muddle Add a few dashes of angostura bitters and muddle the ingredients.
  • TIP: If you don't have a muddler around, use the back of a bar spoon.
  • Step 4: Add ice Add cracked ice.
  • Step 5: Pour in bourbon Then pour in two and a half ounces of bourbon.
  • Step 6: Garnish & serve Garnish, drop in a swizzle stick, and serve.
  • FACT: The full name of this ancient drink is an Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail. In the 1800s, it was often simply called a cocktail.

You Will Need

  • 2 1/2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 oz. water
  • Some cracked ice
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Maraschino cherries
  • A highball glass
  • A muddler or bar spoon
  • And a swizzle stick

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