Bourbon Old Fashioned Recipe

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Bourbon Old Fashioned Recipe

The Old Fashioned is one of the OG whiskey cocktails in modern record, thought to be developed way back in the early 1800s. Though there's too many modern variations to count,  the classic Old Fashioned is understood as a simple combination of whiskey (usually bourbon or rye), sugar and aromatic bitters.

Celebrate America’s “Native Spirit” on National Bourbon Day – June 14
There is something about bourbon that’s captured global attention. Some say the rise in bourbon sales is due to the growth of small batch and single barrel bourbon in the 1990s, while others say it has to do with the resurgence in popularity of hard-liquor swilling characters and settings on television shows such as Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire. Whatever the reason, you’ll want to raise a glass of the sweetened amber spirit in a delicious Bourbon Old Fashioned on June 14 as we celebrate the splendor of this great whiskey on National Bourbon Day!

Serves: 1

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 151 Calories



  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 2 ounces bourbon

  • Garnish: orange peel


  1. Add the sugar and bitters to a rocks glass, then add the water, and stir until the sugar is nearly dissolved.

  2. Fill the glass with large ice cubes, add the bourbon, and gently stir to combine.

  3. Express the oil of an orange peel over the glass, then drop in.


Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail