Old Fashioned

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by mersaydees

This is based on a recipe from Jenny Ridgwell's book, The Book of Cocktails.

Top Review by Is This Really Necessary

A classic recipe for a cocktail that will mainly appeal to people who like a slightly sweeter drink. Works best using whisky with a fairly neutral taste.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar (original recipe calls for 1 cube)
  • ice cube
  • 1 ounce rye whiskey or 1 ounce bourbon whiskey
  • 1 slice lemon peel
  • 1 maraschino cherry (I also add 2 teaspoons of the juice)


  1. In old-fashioned tumbler, muddle bitters with sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add ice cubes and rye or bourbon.
  3. Extract zest by twisting lemon peel over drink, then drop it in and garnish with cherry.

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