Maker's Mark Old Fashioned

Straightforward and timeless, this Maker's Mark old-fashioned cocktail never goes out of style. A simple combination of bourbon, bitters, sugar, and a splash of water — just garnish your masterpiece with an orange slice and a cherry on top and you've got the perfect drink. Serve it on poker night, game day, or enjoy as a perfect after-work drink.

close up view of a Maker's Mark Old Fashioned cocktail in a glass, garnished with an orange and a cherry
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 dashes bitters

  • 1 slice orange

  • 1 cherry

  • 1 splash water

  • ice

  • 1 1/2 parts Makers Mark® Bourbon


  1. Muddle sugar, bitters, orange, cherry, and water in an old-fashioned glass.

  2. Remove the orange rind and fill the glass 3/4 full of ice.

  3. Add Maker's Mark Bourbon and stir.


To prepare a classic old fashioned: Dissolve or muddle sugar with a splash of water in an old-fashioned glass. Fill glass 3/4 full of ice. Add Maker's Mark Bourbon and bitters and stir. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.


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