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Old Fashioned

5 Mins



Over 200 years old and still going strong. One of the world's oldest cocktails. Choose either Bourbon or Whisky, demerara sugar or syrup, Angostura bitters and a twist of orange peel. Soothing, warming, classic.


  • 60ml Whisky or Bourbon

  • 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

  • 1 Tsp of Demerara sugar

  • Ice

  • Orange Peel

Old Fashioned


  1. Add the sugar and bitters to a whisky glass. Muddle together with the back of a bartender spoon, or wooden spoon handle. Sometimes, a dash of water can help dissolve the sugar.

  2. Fill the glass with ice and tip in the whisky.

  3. Stir in a clockwise motion for around 3-4 minutes until perfectly diluted. A good clue for when you have stirred enough is to hold the top of the glass in one hand whilst stirring with the other. When the brim of the glass feels cold to the touch and he sugar has dissolved, you are ready. 

  4. Take your piece of orange peel, turn inside out and pinch it over the glass to release the oils in a mist. Wipe the rim of the glass with the orange peel then pop it into the whisky. 

  5. Slowly sip, relax and enjoy!

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