Your Guide to Making an Authentic Old Fashioned Cocktail

Old fashioned cocktail
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If you’re looking to host a suave and sophisticated dinner party with your inner circle, then an Old Fashioned cocktail could be exactly what you need to quench your guests’ thirst. Here is your guide to making an authentic Old Fashioned cocktail like an expert.


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 large ice cube
  • 1 cube demerara sugar
  • Orange peel and maraschino cherry


  1. Pour the bitters, sugar, and water into a rock glass and allow the sugar to dissolve.
  2. Add ice and top off with the bourbon.
  3. Stir well and garnish with the orange peel and maraschino cherry before serving.