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An Original Bourbon Old Fashioned Recipe

Original Bourbon Old Fashioned

  • Author: Jonathon McCay
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes


An amazing Original Bourbon Old Fashioned cocktail recipe! Learn how to make an Original Bourbon Old Fashioned the right way. You’ll need six ingredients: Kentucky bourbon, Angostura bitters, sugar, cherries, an orange, and a lemon.




  • Cut several thinly sliced orange wheels and set aside.
  • Drop a sugar cube into the bottom of a chilled rocks glass.
  • Saturate cube with bitters and muddle.
  • Add an orange wheel, lemon zest (optional), and a cherry to the glass, muddle again.
  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Add bourbon and gently stir for 20-30 seconds.
  • Garnish with an orange wheel, lemon peel, and cherries as desired.
  • Let the drink sit for 3-5 mins (optional).
  • Enjoy!


*Nutritional information is approximate and varies depending upon ingredients used.

  • Category: Cocktails


  • Serving Size: 1-3
  • Calories: 215

Keywords: Old Fashioned, Bourbon, Whiskey, Angostura Bitters, Orange, Cherry