The Old Fashioned
Likely the most requested cocktail the world over the Old Fashioned is equal parts simplicity, booze, and misunderstanding. Structurally an 'Old Fashion' is a traditional "Cocktail", that is a drink comprised of spirit, sugar, & bitters. Considering the ridiculously straight forward nature of this drink it’s still insane how many bartenders mess this one up. At the house I'd recommend skipping the muddled orange & cherry and instead experiment with different spirits and bitters.
STIR & STRAIN
Stir Bourbon, Syrup, and Bitters and strain over a large rock.
Express lemon peel over drink.
The old fashion is the most recognizable traditional cocktail and a logical place to start for any home bar enthusiast. The formula is simple and will work with any flavor combination you enjoy. Here are a few time-tested libations to get you started, and remember…
Spirit + Sugar + Bitters = Cocktail
2 Rye + Bar Spoon Rich Syrup + Bar spoon Fernet Branca + Orange Peel
Rum Old Fashion
1 ½ oz Jamaican Rum (Appleton) + ½ Funky Rum (Smith & Cross. Hamilton 151) + Bar Spoon Rich Syrup + 2 Drops Tiki Bitter + 2 Drops Angostura + Lime Peel