Old Fashioned

We're kickstarting our new Perfect Serve Cocktail of the Month posts with a classic - the Old Fashioned!

by Erin Ogilvie

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We're kickstarting our new Perfect Serve Cocktail of the Month posts with a classic - the Old Fashioned!

Sweet, bitter, and just a little bit sexy, the Old Fashioned should be served on ice with a curl of orange zest, in our Perfect Serve Single Old Fashioned tumbler.

Cocktail: Old Fashioned

Glass: Perfect Serve Single Old Fashioned

History: In the 19th century, the term “cocktail” referred to a specific type of drink, rather than an entire category of drinks as it does today.  It was clearly defined as containing spirits, sugar, bitters, and water or ice.  This classic mixture was later termed “Old Fashioned”, and this short-sided tumbler was the perfect vessel for it. 

Known for: Taking the edge of Don Draper's tough days at the office.

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Bourbon Whiskey
  • 15ml Sugar Syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Orange zest.

Method:

  1. Add ice to glass;
  2. Measure and add the Bourbon, Sugar Syrup, and Bitters to the glass;
  3. Garnish with curl of orange zest.

Recipe by Stephan Hinz.