Corn Whiskey Old Fashioned Recipe

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Corn Whiskey 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.

So what's different about this version of the classic whiskey cocktail? Stories of corn whiskey or ‘corn liquor’ run deep in the United States. Often corn whiskey was associated with the illicit whiskeys produced as Moonshine during Prohibition and has developed a reputation as wild as those lawless times. Today corn whiskey is still the only type of whiskey that does not have to be aged in an oak container, and straight corn whiskey does not have a very defined profile. With either bourbon or corn whiskey, you're bound to enjoy this delicious take on the old fashioned. 

Serves: 1

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 151 Calories


  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 2 ounces corn whiskey

  • 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 whiskey, and gently stir to combine.

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


Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail