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Our favorite Old Fashioned Recipe

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The BEST Old Fashioned


  • 2 tsp simple syrup (made with turbinado sugar // see notes for method)

  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 3 dashes orange bitters

  • 1 large ice cube

  • 2 oz. bourbon

  • 1 piece orange peel

  • 1 whole cocktail cherry


  • To a cocktail glass, add 2 tsp (2 bar spoons) of simple syrup (we prefer making our simple syrup with 1 part turbinado sugar and 1 part water — see notes for method).

  • Add 3 dashes Angostura bitters.

  • Add 3 dashes orange bitters.

  • Add a large ice cube to the glass.

  • Add 2 ounces (60 ml) of bourbon.

  • Stir, ideally for 1 minute and for at least 20 seconds.

  • Spritz an orange peel over the glass to release its oils. Then twist the peel and add to the glass.

  • Top with a cocktail cherry.

  • Cheers and repeat!

*To make simple syrup, add 1 part sugar (we prefer turbinado for complexity) and 1 part water to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved. Cool, pour into a jar or squeeze bottle, and use as instructed. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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