Old Fashioned Recipe That’s Pretty Easy

This old fashioned recipe only takes a few minutes to make, and it tastes great. Let’s take a look at everything you’ll need to mix it up! Also, not to be that guy, but please drink responsibly and only consume alcohol if you’re at or above the legal drinking age.

What It isNameWhere to Buy
CookwareCocktail stirring glassAmazon
CookwareMixing spoonAmazon
CookwareStainless steel strainerAmazon
CookwareStainless steel jiggerAmazon
GlasswareCocktail glassAmazon
IngredientStraight bourbon whiskeyStore
IngredientDessert cherriesStore
IngredientOrange sliceStore
IngredientSimple syrupStore

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An old fashioned recipe is awesome if you have a sweet tooth and also enjoy a cocktail once in a while. It’s definitely unique from the other stuff out there like gin and tonics and margaritas as far as taste goes, and it’s not too hard to throw together.

You don’t have to use the special mixing glass or the funny looking spoon, but it does add to the experience.

To start things off, grab your simple syrup. Mine’s in the squirt bottle pictured below. You’ll want to do about a teaspoon of that (about a squirt) into the mixing glass.

Then, grab your bitters.

Squirt some of the old-fashioned bitters into your cocktail stirring glass. You really don’t need much of that.

Then, grab your bourbon and measuring jigger. I used Two Stars straight bourbon whisky for this old-fashioned recipe.

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Measure out about 2 ounces of bourbon.

After that, throw some ice cubes in there and mix things around.

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Then, mix it around some more and pour it out the strainer into a glass with ice.

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Your old fashioned recipe is almost done, but now you need to get the fruit, too.

Grab your orange and cut off a little tiny slice like the one pictured below:

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Set that on the side of the glass and then grab your cherries. It’s okay if the orange goes into the glass, too.

Put one dessert cherry in the glass.

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There you go – one finished old fashioned recipe ready to drink!

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Old Fashioned Recipe That's Pretty Easy

Recipe by BobCourse: DrinksDifficulty: Easy


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  • Bitters

  • Straight bourbon whiskey

  • Dessert cherries

  • Orange slice

  • Simple syrup


  • Squirt about a teaspoon's worth of simple syrup into your mixing glass.
  • Add a small squirt of bitters into the mixing glass, too.
  • Add some ice cubes to the mixing glass, along with 2 ounces of bourbon whiskey.
  • Mix everything around for a few seconds, then strain into a cocktail glass with ice.
  • Slice a very fine slice of orange and put that in the drink and add a cocktail cherry, too.
  • Now you're ready for an old-fashioned!


  • Calories are an estimate.

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