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