Budget Old Fashioned

This simple whisky cocktail is for beginners. I have it on good authority that Bourbon is the best type of whisky for a tasty Old Fashioned because it gives a smooth sweet rounded and mellow flavour profile.


  • 60 ml Bourbon Whisky
  • 1 bar spoon of Bitter orange simple syrup
  • 2 drops orange bitters
  • Ice (1 large ice block or 3-4 medium ice blocks)
  • Orange slice
  • Rosemary sprig (optional)


Method 1. Build in a glass.

  1. Add large block of ice to old fashioned glass.
  2. Place 2 drops of bitters on the ice
  3. Pour over the Bourbon whiskey.
  4. Add 1 spoon of simple syrup and stir to mix.
  5. Garnish with orange

Method 2. Shake it up!

  1. Add all liquid ingredients with medium ice blocks to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake for 3 seconds to mix.
  3. Pour contents of shaker into rocks glass
  4. Garnish with orange and rosemary

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