Old Fashioned

Mix yourself now the forefather of all modern cocktails
Old Fashioned Cocktail Rezept
stark (über 20%)
Golden Age (1860 - 1920)
Created by:
Pendennis Club
Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned may gladly be called the forefather of modern cocktails. Its origin is the whiskey cocktail in the United States of the 19th century. An original Old Fashioned is simply prepared and consists only of whiskey, bitters and sugar.

As a spirit, according to its origin, American bourbon or rye whiskey* is recommended. Since this determines most of the aromatics, you should go for a slightly higher quality whiskey.

  • Prep Time1 min
  • Cook Time1 min
  • Total Time2 min
  • Yield1 jar
  • Serving Size50 ml
  • Energy135 cal
  • Cuisine
    • amerikanisch
  • Course
    • Getränk


For your Old Fashioned

  • 50 ml bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters*
  • 1 sugar cube (cane sugar)
  • Orange zest
  • Water
  • Ice cube


  • Old Fashioned Glass
  • Bar spoon
  • Peeler


Sprinkle the sugar cube with Angostura Bitters and pour into the tumbler* glass
. Add a few splashes of water to the glass and crush the sugar with the back of a bar spoon. The water only serves to better dissolve the sugar cube.
Put a large ice cube in the glass and let the whiskey flow over it into the glass.
Peel an orange zest, splash the essential oils over the cocktail. Run the rim of the glass with the bowl (perfume) and then garnish the drink. There you go, your homemade old fashioned!

The slight graininess from the sugar not being completely dissolved is part of what makes a classic Old Fashioned. If you don’t like it, you can replace the sugar cube with 5 ml of sugar syrup.

  • Nährwerte

  • 1 servings per container
  • Serving Size50 ml
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories135
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Carbohydrate3 g275 g1.09%
  • Total Sugars3 g
  • Potassium0.1 mg4700 mg0%
  • Iodine0.045 mcg150 mcg0.03%
  • Magnesium0.2 mg420 mg0.05%
  • Chloride0.1 mg2300 mg0%
  • Alkohol16.4 g

Tips and tricks for your Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned is all about the whiskey used. The other ingredients are designed to enhance and mitigate the strengths and weaknesses of the spirit. For example, if you use a softer whiskey, you can reduce the amount of sugar slightly.

The right whiskey

In many bars, unfortunately, you get it with the usual bourbons, whose brands need not be mentioned here. Taste-wise, they don’t do the cocktail much good, which is why you should rather reach for whiskeys that are one price range higher.

Between 30 and 40 euros, you’ll find far more exciting bottles that will take your drink to a whole other level.

By the way, don’t limit yourself to just bourbon or rye, try your Old Fashioned with Scotch or a smoky Laphroaig instead.

Bitters – experimentation pays off

Experimentation is also rewarded in the bitters. Just try Chocolate or Orange Bitters and give your drink your very own signature.

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