Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail

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Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail
Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail


  • 1 teaspoon fine sugar (or 1 sugar cube)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 drops water
  • 2 fluid ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
  • ice cubs, as desired
  • optional garnish: orange peel, maraschino cherry


  1. Put sugar in a cocktail glass; add bitters and water.
  2. Pour whiskey over the sugar and stir to dissolve.
  3. Drop ice cubes into glass; stir.
  4. Garnish your cocktail with an orange peel and cherry to serve.
Mealthy tip:

An orange peel and a maraschino cherry are the classic adornments for an Old Fashioned, but feel free to use what's in season to give your cocktail a fresh spin. A thin slice of apple would be perfect in the Fall.


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