The Best and Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe
Let's take a trip back to the late 1800s, to the heart of Bourbon country, where the Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail made its debut at the Pendennis Club of Louisville, Kentucky. This is where the magic began.
Fast forward to today, and the Old Fashioned has evolved into a diverse family of cocktails. There are countless modern interpretations and inventive methods. In fact, there's no longer just one "right" way to enjoy it.
Visit any craft bar, and you'll likely find they've crafted their own specialty version, boasting house-made twists and innovative additions. The Classic Old Fashioned often takes a backseat on the menu, patiently waiting for those in the know to request it. It's a testament to the cocktail's enduring allure and the ever-creative spirit of mixology. Cheers to the timeless and the avant-garde!
1 raw sugar cube (or 2 tsp raw sugar, or ½ oz of demerara simple syrup)
2 ½ - 3 oz Bourbon (variations mentioned below)
¼ to ½ tsp Cocktail Bitters
1 orange slice
1 lemon strip lemon zest
1-3 good quality Maraschino cherry (ies)
1-3 Maraschino Cherry(ies)
1 large circle or square
Chilled Old Fashioned / Rocks Glass
Instructions with Panache:
Here's how to craft this iconic concoction: