How to Make an Old Fashioned

To make an old fashioned you’ll want to start with an “old fashioned” or “lowball” glass. The ingredients can vary a bit based on personal preference, but here is a common version that I use.

What you’ll need

  • 2 oz. rye or bourbon
  • 3 dashes bitters, Angostura is a very common brand
  • 1 Sugar Cube or 1 tsp simple syrup or ½ tsp loose sugar
  • 1 large square or spherical ice cube
  • Slice of orange peel (optional)
  • 1 old fashioned glass

What you’ll do

  1. Add  the sugar or simple syrup to the glass.
  2. Add the 3 dashes of bitters.
  3. Crush the bitters into the sugar with a muddler or spoon.
  4. Add the ice cube.
  5. Pour the bourbon or rye.
  6. Stir your drink. The more you stir, the more the ice melts, so don’t overdo it.
  7. Garnish with an orange slice. (Optional)
  8. Drink up!

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