Old Fashioned

By • February 20, 2013 11 Comments

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Author Notes: Still crazy good after all these years. Simple to make and goes down easy. Try one tonight!Erika Kotite

Makes 1

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Water
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • Ice
  • Orange peel (for garnish)
  1. Place sugar cube in bottom of a rocks glass. Add bitters and a splash of water.
  2. Crush sugar thoroughly with a wooden muddler or strong spoon.
  3. Pour in the whiskey, place a few ice cubes in the glass, and stir until well chilled.
  4. Garnish with orange peel.

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11 months ago Frank

The trick to this drink is the proper dilution of the ice in the drink and…wait for it…IT TAKES TIME. You should pour the Rye or Bourbon in X3 steps and add ice as you go while stirring all the time. The whole thing should take at least 5mins and you can drag it to 10mins with using really big cubes of ice. (if the outside of the glass does not become a bit frosty, you are doing it to fast. The favours need time to blend together so it's not just a Rye on the rocks! I can't stress this enough. This drink was first done in New Orleans in the late 1800's and people had the time to do the important things right then. Do you your self a favour and take the time to stir this drink to perfection and it will reward you with one of the best concoction there is. It hasn't become a classic for nothing. Trust history!…and Don Draper if you have to…


11 months ago essbee

Thank you!


over 1 year ago murphzilla

I agree with Daniel, muddle the fruit!


over 2 years ago Daniel Laurita

you must mull the fruit in the classic recipe not just garnish with it


over 2 years ago Jeremy Sexton

You could not be more wrong.


over 1 year ago KatieF

Agreed! No cherries or orange slices please, makes it way too sweet! Although, I do like muddling the orange (or lemon) peel a bit to better bring out the citrus.


over 2 years ago Kuntal Kumar Ghosh

I love this recipe ! Reminds me of you making soap at home, Mom.
And it's fun to see photos of your house there and see
Dad in that comfy chair we sat in when we visited,
attempting to use the slow internet :)

I can't wait to hear how the soap turned out in terms
of using it. Does it smell different since it is made with
animal fat? Any other differences from vegetable-based soap?

Love you!


over 2 years ago Mark Kidman

I tried it with a premium rum and it was also fantastic (Ron Zacapa 23). It was equally horrible with Single Malt Scotch (Ardbeg 10). Going to give vodka a try - apparently allows the bitters to really shine, maybe add Angostura Orange Bitters as well?


over 2 years ago Nick R

Yes Ardbeg would not work at all given it's heavy , heavy smoke. Ardbeg is perfect for floating on top of a Penicillin though.


over 2 years ago Mark Kidman

Thanks Nick R. Looked up the Penicillin and it looks like I'm going to buy some more ginger!


over 2 years ago TasteofOregon

Everybody likes an old fashioned girl!