How to Make an Old Fashioned Cocktail

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If you’re looking for a tasty yet sophisticated cocktail to share with friends while enjoying a breezy summer afternoon, then an Old Fashioned may just prove to be your drink of choice. Here is how you can whip up this elegant 19th-century cocktail in your home bar or kitchen.


  • 1 large ice cube
  • 1 cube demerara sugar
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 4 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry
  • orange peel


  1. Get out a rock glass and start by pouring in the demerara sugar, water, and bitters. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add ice cubes and top up with bourbon.
  3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and orange peel before serving.