Classic Old Fashioned

One of the great classic bourbon cocktails, the Old Fashioned was invented in Louisville, KY. Try bourbon, rye, or a blended whiskey in this cocktail. You can also sub one sugar cube for the simple syrup.


1 serving


2 teaspoons simple syrup
1 teaspoon water
2 dashes bitters
1 cup ice cubes
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger bourbon whiskey
1 slice orange
1 maraschino cherry


Pour the simple syrup, water, and bitters into a whiskey glass. Stir to combine, then place the ice cubes in the glass. Pour bourbon over the ice and garnish with the orange slice and maraschino cherry.

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