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Old Fashioned Cocktail

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"The earliest version of this cocktail was simply water, sugar, bitters, and booze. Over time, the water became ice, the booze became whiskey, and the drink became an old fashioned."
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5 m servings 151
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 cocktail)


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  1. Muddle sugar cube, water, and bitters in an old fashioned glass for 1 minute. Pour in whiskey and stir for an additional minute. Squeeze the lemon twist over the glass and drop it in. Add ice cubes. Garnish with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry; serve with a swizzle stick.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 151 calories; 0 3 0 0 8 Full nutrition

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I prefer a brandy old fashioned, otherwise the recipe is the same. And don't forget the oranges!! I muddle the oranges with the sugar and the bitters, and then add the ice and brandy. It's almos...

I don't have sugar cubes, so I had to wing the amount of sugar to muddle with the bitters. I used Jack Daniel's, and this made my husband very happy! Thanks!

Try using orange bitters, a couple drops of maraschino cherry juice and one large ice cube to keep it from watering down... and it's perfect. My husband always requests me to make these my speci...

I love a good cocktail. Next to a well made Manhattan you can't beat this.

I tried this with Woodford Reserve Bourbon. I added a dash of Grand Marnier and a dash of sour mix. I loved it!

Solid recipe. Don't forget to make xlarge ice cubes. Definitely worth it.

Solid recipe.

Very good. Can also substitute simple syrup for sugar cube and water.

This is another recipe which differs in description from the associated video (wish there was more consistency). Good, but we found adding at least another teaspoon of the maraschino cherry jui...