Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Originating in 1862, the Old Fashioned Cocktail is one of those tried and true cocktails that has never gone out of style.

The 1862 version featured in in the Bartenders Bible, Jerry Thomas's Bartender Guide: How To Make Drinks

However, as with most cocktails, changes are made to ingredients over the years, and in 1880, Waldorf-Astoria Bartender, James. E. Pepper, made the drink now considered today's standard Old Fashioned recipe.

So get your bartending skills ready, line up your ingredients, and get ready to impress everyone with your cocktail making skills.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe 


  • 2 ounces bourbon Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Bourbon
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 California Crisps Orange Slices (garnish)
  • Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries 


  1. Add the sugar and bitters to a rocks glass, then add the water, and stir until the sugar is nearly dissolved.
  2. Fill the glass with large ice cubes, add the bourbon, and gently stir to combine.
  3. Add the garnish and serve.

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