How did an Old Fashioned get its name?
A sophisticated blend of bourbon, bitters, soda and sugar, the Old Fashioned cocktail has roots that go all the way back to the 1800s! The name comes from the way it is made, with people heading to cocktail bars and requesting for their drink to be created in the 'old fashioned way'.
What is the secret to a good Old Fashioned?
Old Fashioneds are to be stirred, never shaken. Use a bar spoon to steadily stir the cocktail for a maximum of 30 seconds—you want to chill it without melting the ice cube down too much.
Old Fashioned Cocktail with Maraschino Cherry
Supermarket Italy Recipe
The Old Fashioned cocktail is a classic drink that dates back to the early 1800s. It is a simple yet elegant cocktail that features whiskey, sugar, bitters, and a citrus garnish. The drink has been enjoyed for generations and has stood the test of time as a beloved cocktail.
The Old Fashioned is believed to have originated in Louisville, Kentucky, in the late 1800s. The drink was originally called a "whiskey cocktail" and was made with sugar, bitters, water, and whiskey. Over time, the drink evolved and began to be made with muddled fruit and soda water.
In the 1880s, a bartender named James E. Pepper popularized the drink in New York City, where it became known as the Old Fashioned. Pepper's recipe called for muddled fruit, soda water, sugar, bitters, and whiskey. However, the drink eventually evolved into a simpler version, which is the recipe we know and love today.
In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the simple syrup (or sugar cube) and bitters together until the sugar is dissolved.
Add a large ice cube to the glass.
Pour the bourbon or rye whiskey over the ice and stir until well combined.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry and orange slice.
Enjoy your classic Old Fashioned cocktail!