Classic Old Fashioned

There’s a reason the Old Fashioned is considered one of the great American cocktails. Whether you’re looking for a drink recipe to impress your guests or something to sip on as you unwind at the end of a long day, you can’t go wrong with this simple yet sophisticated option. The subtle sweetness and bitters combined with the smooth notes of bourbon make this Classic Old Fashioned recipe a must-try. 

Classic Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 1 small sugar cube 
  • 3 dashes bitters 
  • 1 tsp. water 
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 1-inch thick strip orange

Directions

Place sugar cube into a rocks glass, top with bitters and water, and stir to nearly dissolve sugar and coat the bottom of the glass.

Add a large ice cube to the glass, then top with bourbon and stir until drink is cold, about 20 times.

Squeeze 1-inch thick strip orange peel over the glass, then drop it in.

Recipe from Good Housekeeping.

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