5 Ways to Make an Old Fashioned

We like to think the standard measure of drink quality at any bar is how well they make their Old Fashioned. Its a classic drink and therefore should adhere to “old fashioned” standards. It seems these days however that every mixologist has added his or her own twist, and the once classic cocktail has evolved ever so slightly into a muddled cup of fruit syrup and sugar on the rocks. Well, we’ve certainly had our fair share of Old Fashions and put together a list of 5 of our favorite recipes. What are yours?

Old Fashioned

2 oz bourbon whiskey
2 dashes Angostura® bitters
1 splash water
1 tsp sugar
1 maraschino cherry
1 orange wedge

New Old Fashioned

2 oz Phillips Union® blended whiskey
1 dash Peychaud® bitters
1 splash soda

Original Old Fashioned

2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 dash bitters
1 tsp mineral water
1 tsp sugar

Old Fashioned Manhattan

1 oz whiskey
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
3 dashes bitters
1 tsp sugar
1 splash club soda

Old Fashioned (Sweet)

6 drops Angostura® bitters
1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
6 oz 7-Up® soda
1/2 oz lemon juice

Now, there’s a great debate amongst Old Fashioned enthusiasts whether to use Bourbon or Rye whisky. Quite frankly we’ve had great tasting drinks made with both. However, there is certainly a distinguishing factor between what makes a good drink vs. a bad drink-brand.