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a perfect old fashioned in a rocks glass over ice with bitters and other old fashioned surrounding it. Garnished with orange peel and cherry

Perfect Old Fashioned

Heather Wibbels
Sip away on a balanced whiskey cocktail that celebrates the artistry of whiskey-creation as well as the beauty of a finely crafted cocktail. The whiskey shines through each sip as the bitters, simple syrup and orange peel zest accentuate the lovely flavors of the whiskey. Since the cocktail is spirit-forward, the whiskey flavor of your specific whiskey choice should shine through in the cocktail.
4.84 from 6 votes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 oz bourbon – Old Forester 100 or Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond
  • ½ oz light brown sugar simple syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters (I used Woodford Reserve Orange Bitters)
  • 1 dash angostura bitters


  • Combine simple syrup, bitters and bourbon in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir 30 times, then strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube. Express an orange zest over the top of the cocktail and add it to the glass.


Brown Sugar Simple:
Take equal parts light brown sugar and warm water. Shake/stir until well-combined. Let cool and store in fridge.
Keyword apple bitters, batch cocktail, blood orange, bourbon, old fashioned
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