How To Make A Perfect Old Fashioned

Legend has it that the Old Fashioned was invented at the very end of the 19th century. Which begs the question: Wasn’t it a New Fashioned at that point? Anyway, we digress: The point is, it’s a classic cocktail in the purest sense of the term, and it’s still widely beloved to this day. It’s a perfect example of a well-balanced cocktail: sweet, strong, and delicious. 


  • 2 oz. Bulleit Rye or Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 sugar cube (or 1 bar spoon simple syrup)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel or maraschino cherry (optional)

How to make an Old Fashioned: 

Place sugar cube or simple syrup in a rocks glass. Douse with bitters and add a few drops of water. Add whiskey and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add several large ice cubes and stir rapidly with a bar spoon to chill. Garnish with an orange peel and/or a cherry if you please.

What kind of bitters go into an Old Fashioned?

Angostura bitters all the way. It’s an herbal alcohol made up more than 40 ingredients. The recipe is tip-top secret and is produced at The House of Angostura in Trinidad.

Are Old Fashioneds a good cocktail?

It’s one of the all-time greats, right up there with Manhattans, martinis, Sazeracs, and negronis.

Can I get Old Fashioned delivery near me?

You bet! Or rather, we can deliver all the ingredients you need to make an Old Fashioned, and then let your swizzle stick do the rest. Pop the ingredients into your cart and Saucey can deliver alcohol to you locally ASAP. 

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