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Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

How to make an old fashioned cocktail at home! It's easier than you think and only has a few ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 35kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $5


  • 2 ounces good quality bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup melt ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water on a stove top to make simple syrup
  • 1 large orange rind
  • 2 dashes bitters we like Angostura Bitters
  • 2 real maraschino cherries we prefer these!


  • Add simple syrup, bourbon and two dashes bitters in a mixing glass with ice and stir.
  • Strain over a large ice cube in an old fashioned glass.
  • Wipe the rim with the orange rind and add it to the drink.
  • Garnish with two delicious cherries and enjoy!


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg