What was once considered old-fashioned is once again trendy. The Old Fashion’s roots can be traced back to the late 1800’s when a bartender at the Pendennis club in Louisville, KY decided to serve an old fashioned drink. Mixing simple syrup. angostura bitters along with an orange slice, a cherry and a lemon twist and of course some good old Kentucky bourbon. He called it an “old fashioned cocktail” and the name, more than a hundred years later stuck. It’s still a favorite all around the world.


  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 slice orange rind
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  • In an old fashioned glass, muddle the sugar, water, bitters, and orange rind together until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Fill the glass with ice, add the whiskey or bourbon
  • Garnish with the cherry.


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