Recipe: variations on the Old-Fashioned

  • Updated: April 23, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Classic Old-Fashioned √

Serves 1.

Note: To make simple syrup, heat equal parts sugar and water until the sugar dissolves; cool before using.

2 oz. (1/4 c.) spirit (typically bourbon or rye whiskey)

0.25 oz. (1 1/2 tsp.) simple syrup (see Note), or a sugar cube with a splash of water

• 2 to 3 dashes Angostura bitters

Strip of orange peel (1/4 in. by 2 in.)


Stir your spirit, simple syrup and bitters with ice in a mixing glass or shaker. Strain into rocks glass with fresh ice (the larger the ice the better). If you’re using a sugar cube instead of simple syrup, muddle it in the glass with bitters and a splash of water, then add spirit and ice.

Twist the orange peel over the liquid (to express the oil) and garnish with peel, if desired.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 140 Fat 0 g

Sodium 1 mg Saturated fat 0 g

Carbohydrates 4 g Calcium 1 mg

Protein 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg

Dietary fiber 0 g

Oaxaca Old-Fashioned √

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