Old Fashioned

By • February 20, 2013 • 9 Comments

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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7 months ago murphzilla

I agree with Daniel, muddle the fruit!


over 1 year ago Daniel Laurita

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


over 1 year ago Jeremy Sexton

You could not be more wrong.


7 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago Mark Kidman

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


over 1 year ago TasteofOregon

Everybody likes an old fashioned girl!