It doesn’t get much more classic than an old fashioned – the original recipe dates back to the 1800s! With both sweet and bitter notes complementing each other, there are a variety of different takes on the cocktail, with each variation more popular than the last. Easy to make, the old fashioned is sophisticated and timeless.
The base of an old fashioned is whiskey, bitters, sugar and water, though both orange and cherry garnishes are common additions to the drink. Soda water is also a popular addition, adding a light and subtle spritz to the cocktail.
Part of the old fashioned’s charm is that it can be created in a matter of minutes, making it as simple as it is delicious. Here’s how to make an old fashioned cocktail in just a few simple steps.
With the old fashioned having been around for so long, an extensive number of alternatives have been created as an ode to the original – each as tasty and as tempting as the classic. If you’re an old fashioned fan or fancy trying something a little different, why not try out an alternative recipe.
An orange old fashioned is a delicious twist on the classic recipe, with a fresh and fruity taste complimenting the deep flavour of the original. Our recipe uses Oleo Saccharum syrup to provide a fun, sherbet kick to the base notes.
The old fashioned is an easy cocktail to make that exudes elegance and class – with variations available to suit all tastes. From fruity alternatives to botanical ones, there’s an old fashioned recipe for everyone. The cocktail is both smooth and strong and is well worth a taste if you’re yet to try it.