The Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktail

The Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktail

Likely the most requested cocktail the world over the Old Fashioned is equal parts simplicity, booze, and misunderstanding. Structurally an 'Old Fashion' is a traditional "Cocktail", that is a drink comprised of spirit, sugar, & bitters. Considering the ridiculously straight forward nature of this drink it’s still insane how many bartenders mess this one up. At the house I'd recommend skipping the muddled orange & cherry and instead experiment with different spirits and bitters.




  • Stir Bourbon, Syrup, and Bitters and strain over a large rock.
  • Express lemon peel over drink.
  • Enjoy.


The old fashion is the most recognizable traditional cocktail and a logical place to start for any home bar enthusiast.  The formula is simple and will work with any flavor combination you enjoy. Here are a few time-tested libations to get you started, and remember…

Spirit + Sugar + Bitters = Cocktail


The Toronto

2 Rye + Bar Spoon Rich Syrup + Bar spoon Fernet Branca + Orange Peel


Rum Old Fashion

1 ½ oz Jamaican Rum (Appleton) + ½ Funky Rum (Smith & Cross. Hamilton 151) + Bar Spoon Rich Syrup + 2 Drops Tiki Bitter + 2 Drops Angostura  + Lime Peel


Oaxacian Old Fashion

1 ½ Reposado Tequila + ½ Mezcal + ¼ Agave Syrup + 3 Drops Mole Bitters + Grapefruit Peel

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