Old Fashioned Cocktail

  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Learn how to make an old fashioned cocktail with this classic recipe.



  • 2 ounces bourbon (or rye) (*see notes below on gluten-free brands*)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup (**see instructions below)
  • 23 dashes Angostura bitters, to taste
  • ice
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry, with stem


  1. Combine the bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters in a glass, and stir to combine. Add ice, then add the orange slice and maraschino cherry. Let the drink sit for a few minutes, or give it a little shake to let the flavors of the orange and cherry seep into the bourbon. Drink and enjoy.
  2. (*If you are looking for a gluten-free bourbon, try Bulleit or Maker’s Mark.)
  3. (**To make simple syrup, simply bring equal parts water and sugar to a boil, and stir until the sugar has dissolved.)