Classic Old Fashioned cocktail

Classic Old Fashion Recipe

Classic Old Fashion for Home Mixing


Head Bartender Aaron Hatchell shares one of his favourite recipes that you can mix up at home!

In a mixing glass add:

  • 2oz Bourbon
  • 1/4oz Simple Syrup (directions below)
  • 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Add ice and stir about 25 times
  • Strain and serve over a large ice cube.

For the simple syrup: use equal parts sugar and water (Aaron likes to boil a kettle for this).

For the finishing touch, express an orange zest and then garnish with the orange zest.

Aaron recommends using bourbon, rye or any other whisky you may have at home. You can also try this with aged tequila, or mezcal for something interesting.

For more information on Old Fashion, recipes check out Difford’s Guide.

Happy mixing!