Old Fashioned cocktail on a bar

Old Fashioned


  • 2 parts Kentucky Bourbon
  • ½ part simple syrup or 1 sugar cube
  • Several dashes of Angostura bitters


    If using simple syrup:
  1. Add Bourbon, simple syrup and bitters to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled
  2. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and serve
  3. If using sugar cube:
  1. Drop cube into mixing glass and top with bitters, muddle to break down sugar
  2. Add Bourbon and ice and stir until chilled
  3. Strain into a rocks glass, garnish with an orange peel and serve

    Glassware: rocks or double rocks glass
    Served: rocks or one large rock
    Garnish: orange peel

    (cocktail photos shot on site at Trouble Bar in Louisville)