Old Fashioned

  • Units: 3
  • Served in: Lowball glass
  • Total time: 5 minutes


  • 75 ml/2½ fl. oz (3 measures) Whiskey
  • 25 ml/0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Soda Water
  • Angostura bitters
  • 1 Sugar cube
  • Ice cubes
  • To garnish
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry
  • 1 Orange slice or rind
Old Fashioned

Developed during the 19th century, the Old Fashioned is a classic alcoholic cocktail made with whiskey, bitters and sugar. It had many iterations during the 19th Century, but the common garnish of a maraschino cherry wasn't added until the 1930's.


  1. Put the sugar cube, soda water, angostura bitters in the glass.
  2. Then mix until the sugar cube has disolved.
  3. Next pour in the brandy, and stir until it too has mixed.
  4. Add a couple more of ice cubes and garnish with the orange slice/rind and the maraschino cherry.
The Old Fashioned cocktail was created during the 19th century and was given its name in the 1880's.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.

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