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How To Make The Best Old Fashioned Cocktail In Three Easy Steps

Think of the Old Fashioned as the Illmatic of bourbon cocktails; it's been around forever, you've heard it a million times, but it always sounds brand new and never fails to satisfy. The first known Old Fashioned recipe is from 1806 and its seen a couple different iterations over the years (sugar cubes vs. simple syrup, water or seltzer or nothing, muddled fruit or just an orange peel).

This is how we like to craft our Old Fashioned:


  • Bourbon
  • Agave Syrup
  • Toasted Almond Bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange Peel


  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice and add two ounces of bourbon, a 1/2 teaspoon of agave syrup and three dashes of bitters. Then stir until chilled.
  2. Place a large ice cube in a lowball glass and strain the contents of your mixing glass into it.
  3. Run orange peel along rim of glass and place on top. 

Pro-Tip A higher proof bourbon will stand up better to the ice and put your Old Fashioned over the top.  

Hot Remix Substitute rye for bourbon for added spice or maple syrup for agave for a more complex sugar rush.

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