In the world of cocktails, the Old Fashioned is the person who walks into a room and doesn’t need an introduction. They’ve been in the game for so long that everyone knows them. Everyone admires and respects them. As cocktail recipes pop up and disappear by the season, the Old Fashioned remains. It represents everything a well-crafted cocktail should be: balanced. It’s simply the best, and you can have the best right in the comfort of your own home.
Making the best Old Fashioned at home is really easy. Simplicity is the name of the game here. Bourbon whiskey, a little sugar, and a dash of bitters, stirred up with quality ice and garnished with an orange peel — that’s all there is to it! Let’s break it down a little bit, starting with the ingredients.