Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail: A Timeless Whiskey Delight

Discover the rich history and simple elegance of the Old Fashioned, a cocktail that has stood the test of time since before the Civil War.

The Old Fashioned is a testament to the beauty of simplicity in mixology. With just whiskey, sugar, and bitters, this iconic drink has been captivating palates for over 150 years. It’s the perfect balance of strong and sweet, offering a sophisticated sip that’s both accessible and deeply satisfying.

While the debate rages on about the best bitters for an Old Fashioned, Angostura remains a classic choice. For those looking to explore, Fee Brothers’ Whiskey Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Bitters bring a unique twist to this timeless cocktail.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe


  • 2 ounces (60ml) bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 2 to 3 dashes bitters (Angostura or Fee Brothers’ Whiskey Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Bitters)
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) superfine sugar, toasted sugar, or 1 sugar cube
  • Orange slice and/or cocktail cherry (such as Luxardo) for garnish (optional)


  1. In a mixing glass, combine the whiskey, bitters, and sugar. Add several large ice cubes and stir vigorously with a bar spoon until well-chilled. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. If desired, garnish with a slice of orange and/or a cherry for that classic Old Fashioned look and flavor.


Choosing the best bourbon for your Old Fashioned is a personal journey. Bulleit offers a reliable choice for both bourbon and rye lovers, while Four Roses brings a delightful caramel note that’s perfect for those new to the world of whiskey cocktails.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
23 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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