Scotch Old Fashioned

February 27, 2018

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: The heather notes of Johnnie Walker Red Label are a beautiful match for honey, while a twist of lemon brightens this twist on the classic Old Fashioned. For a subtlly floral-tinged cocktail, replace the orange bitters with a lavender variety.Carey Jones

Food52 Review: This recipe is featured in the story How to Make Old Fashioneds That are Anything But, sponsored by Johnnie Walker. JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL Blended Scotch Whisky. 40% Alc/Vol. Imported by Diageo, Norwalk, CT.The Editors

Makes: 1 cocktail


  • 1.25 ounces Johnnie Walker Red Label scotch
  • 1 teaspoon honey syrup*
  • 2 dashes orange or lavender bitters
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish
In This Recipe


  1. Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.
  2. *To make the honey syrup: Dissolve 1 part honey in 1 part hot water. Let cool before using.

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