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Glass with old fashioned cocktail ice and orange peel
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4.86 from 7 votes

Old Fashioned

Classic cocktail recipe that is a delicious combination of whiskey or bourbon, bitters and sugar.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1 sugar cube with a splash of water muddled
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 orange peel or lemon


  • Place the sugar cube at the bottom of an old-fashioned glass. Add bitters and muddle for 1 minute.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Pour in bourbon and stir well.
  • Express the oil of an orange peel over the glass, then drop in.



  • Some people skip the orange peel garnish and add a maraschino cherry or skip the garnish all together. 
  • Rye Whiskey is the classic alcohol used in this, but you can substitute a bourbon for that if you'd prefer that. 


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 19mg