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The Ultimate Old Fashioned Recipe: Perfect Every Time

As a bartender, pub owner, or club manager, it's important to have a repertoire of classic cocktails that you can serve to your customers. One such cocktail that never goes out of style is the Old Fashioned. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of making the perfect Old Fashioned, ensuring that your customers keep coming back for more.

What is an Old Fashioned?

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 19th century. It is a simple yet sophisticated drink that consists of whiskey, sugar, bitters, and a twist of citrus. The key to a great Old Fashioned lies in the balance of flavors and the quality of ingredients used.


To make a delicious Old Fashioned, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of whiskey (bourbon or rye)
  • 1 sugar cube or 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • A twist of orange or lemon peel
  • Ice cubes


Follow these step-by-step instructions to make the perfect Old Fashioned:

  1. Place the sugar cube or sugar in an Old Fashioned glass.
  2. Add the bitters to the glass.
  3. Muddle the sugar and bitters together until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add a few ice cubes to the glass.
  5. Pour the whiskey over the ice.
  6. Stir gently to combine the ingredients.
  7. Garnish with a twist of orange or lemon peel.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Tips for a Perfect Old Fashioned

Here are some additional tips to elevate your Old Fashioned game:

  • Choose a high-quality whiskey that complements the flavors of the cocktail.
  • Experiment with different types of bitters to add depth and complexity to your Old Fashioned.
  • Consider using a sugar cube instead of granulated sugar for a more traditional touch.
  • Use a large ice cube or ice sphere to prevent dilution of the drink.
  • Take your time when stirring the cocktail to ensure proper mixing and chilling.

By following these instructions and tips, you'll be able to make a perfect Old Fashioned that will impress your customers and keep them coming back for more. Cheers!

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