How To Make An Old Fashioned

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How To Make An Old Fashioned

Have you ever felt like the Old Fashioned is a bit… old fashioned? Don’t get us wrong, we love it but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t feel like it could do with a bit of jazzing up every now and then. Here at The Bottle Club, we love nothing more than getting our lab coats on, doing a bit of experimenting and emerging from the inevitable chaos with some new recipes!


Let's not get ahead of ourselves just yet though, to know where you’re going you have to know where you’ve come from. Here’s the traditional Old Fashioned recipe we all know and love.


Old Fashioned


  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 to 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 60ml Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • Orange (optional garnish)
  • Cherry (optional garnish)



  • Add sugar to your favourite old fashioned glass
  • Add bitter and a few drops of water
  • Add whisky and stir until sugar is dissolved
  • Add ice cubes and stir to chill
  • Add garnish


Now you’re all caught up with the basics, let’s get creative!


The Newton Old Fashioned

When an apple dropped by Sir Isaac Newton’s head he was inspired to create the theory of gravity. When apples pop into our head all we can think of is ways to get them into a drink so that’s exactly what we did. No, we didn’t quite make a scientific breakthrough but we’re super proud of it nonetheless!

Check out our super simple apple cider twist on an old-fashioned below:





  • Add all ingredients to your favourite old-fashioned glass and stir to combine
  • Enjoy… we told you it was simple!


The Fossil-Fashioned

If you were to ask us what our favourite bottle is we would definitely choose one of the Kah Tequila bottles.  When our first shipment of Kah tequilas arrived we were fighting over who got to take one home so naturally when it comes to experimenting we reach them quicker than a quick thing! Our twist on the old-fashioned uses Kah Tequila Reposado and we trade the usual oranges for nectarines.



  • 90ml of KAH Tequila Reposado
  • 2 slices nectarine
  • 2 cherries
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Cherry (optional garnish)
  • Nectarine slice (optional garnish)



  • Add the cherries, nectarine slices and agave to your favourite old fashioned glass.
  • Mix
  • Fill the glass with ice cubes
  • Add tequila
  • Stir well
  • Add garnish


Next time you’re making an old-fashioned we hope that you consider putting either of our modern twists on it and if you do don’t forget to show us on our socials!