Bourbon Old Fashioned

March 13, 2018
4 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland
  • Makes 1 cocktail
Author Notes

While pleasantly strong, a classic Old Fashioned is a super-likable cocktail, with just enough sweetness to amp up bourbon’s warm vanilla-caramel notes. For a slightly richer version, swap out the simple syrup for one made with raw sugar; a flavored simple syrup would also work well here—I’d recommend orange or ginger (you can also slice a thin piece of ginger to use as a garnish, in addition to an orange twist). —Carey Jones

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is featured in the story How to Make Old Fashioneds That are Anything But, sponsored by Bulleit. BULLEIT Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. 45% Alc/Vol. The Bulleit Distilling Co., Louisville, KY. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1.25 ounces Bulleit bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup*
  • 1 dash bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • lemon and orange twists
  1. Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with one lemon and one orange twist.
  2. *To make the simple syrup: Dissolve 1 part sugar in 1 part hot water. Let cool before using.

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