Making The Old Fashioned Cocktail

Making The Old Fashioned Cocktail

Learn to make an Old Fashioned cocktail and add it to your home bar menu! The Old Fashioned was first introduced at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City back in 1880.

It’s kind of funny to think that the Old Fashioned was considered old-fashioned over a century ago. The cocktail has evolved a bit since it was first created.

It began with using water instead of ice and actually any liquor instead of whiskey; however, rye whiskey became the most popular choice before bourbon. You can’t go wrong with either whiskey.

I had my first taste of this cocktail when my brother served it to me at his bar in Columbus, Ohio. It was an entirely new cocktail experience. I don’t know if it was his version of it that made it so amazing, or if it was my initial taste of something new? Nonetheless, it was pretty amazing. 

The Old Fashioned is very similar to the Manhattan. The only difference between the two cocktails is the sweetener that is used. The Manhattan uses sweet vermouth, while the Old Fashioned uses regular sugar.

Learn to Make the Old Fashioned Cocktail

  • 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1 sugar cube
  •  2-3 dashes of bitters
  • (Optional – a splash of club soda)
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry and orange peel

Check out my posts on other whiskey cocktails!

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