Bourbon Old Fashioned Recipe

Bourbon Old Fashioned Recipe
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Perhaps the first cocktail ever mixed, the Old Fashioned has seen many incarnations, including the current (and loathsome) trend of muddling cherry and orange into it. Rye was the first whiskey used with this drink, and Angostura bitters are most commonly mixed in. I’ve switched rye for Bourbon, and Peychaud’s bitters for a slightly sweet and more floral cocktail. Learning to adjust to your taste preferences is all part of becoming a great home bartender.

1
Servings
93
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Bourbon whiskey
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • lemon twist for garnish

Directions

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients, and stir over ice until cold. Strain over ice into a highball glass, and garnish with the lemon twist.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
9g
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Calcium, Ca
26mg
3%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
2mg
0%
Sodium, Na
27mg
2%
Water
39g
1%

Old Fashioned Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Old Fashioned Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.