Bourbon Old Fashioned

March 13, 2018

Test Kitchen-Approved

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

Food52 Review: 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

Makes: 1 cocktail


  • 1.25 ounces Bulleit bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup*
  • 1 dash bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • lemon and orange twists
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 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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