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Crafting the Perfect Old Fashioned

Experience the artistry of crafting an exquisite Old-Fashioned cocktail. Read more...

Experience the artistry of crafting an exquisite Old-Fashioned cocktail, where time-honoured elegance meets captivating flavours. Elevate your celebrations with our distinguished recipe, carefully curated to indulge your senses.

Pro tip:
For an added touch of sophistication, consider using Demerara sugar or garnishing with a Luxardo cherry, elevating the allure of your creation.



2 oz (60 ml) of premium Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
1 sugar cube or 1/2 tsp of granulated sugar
2-3 dashes of aromatic Angostura bitters
Orange twist, for a touch of citrusy delight
Ice cubes, for a refreshing chill



  1. Begin with a Rocks glass, the vessel of tradition and refinement.
  2. Place a sugar cube or granulated sugar, an essential element that adds a touch of sweetness.
  3. Enhance the character with 2-3 dashes of aromatic Angostura bitters, subtly balancing the flavours.
  4. Immerse the glass in a soothing embrace of ice cubes, creating a foundation for your libation.
  5. Carefully pour in 2 oz of premium Bourbon or Rye Whiskey, selected for its exceptional quality.
  6. Stir gently, allowing the ingredients to mingle and harmonize, imparting depth to every sip.
  7. Express the essence of an orange twist over the drink, capturing its vibrant oils for a zestful aroma.
  8. Run the twist along the rim of the glass, adding a hint of citrusy delight to each sip.
  9. Drop the orange twist into the glass, a vibrant garnish to enhance visual allure.
  10. One final stir, bringing all the elements together, and your perfect Old Fashioned is now ready to be savoured.


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