A classic American cocktail, the Old Fashioned originated in Kentucky around the late 19th century. Legend has it that a bartender in the Pendennis Club, Louisville, created the drink for local distiller Colonel James E. Pepper. The drink even inspired the creation of the Old Fashioned glass, a tumbler with a tick glass bottom, capable of withstanding the muddling of the ingredients.
The original Old Fashioned was created with bourbon so we have chosen Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Kentucky straight bourbon, but as with all classic cocktails, variations abound and one of our favourites uses Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask single malt Scotch whisky. Choose your spirit before adding to your basket.
- 50ml whisky
- 5ml sugar syrup
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- orange slice
- lemon twist
- In a chilled Old Fashioned glass/rocks tumbler, combine sugar syrup and Angostura bitters and muddle together with an orange slice.
- Add ice to the glass.
- Pour whisky over the ice.
- Squeeze the lemon twist so the aromatic oils spray over the drink then drop into the glass.