Thursday, September 24, 2020

Old Fashioned Ingredients And Recipes


The old fashioned is known to be a cocktail made from muddling sugar with bitters and water, adding whisky or, less commonly, brandy, being...
garnished with orange slice or zest and a cocktail cherry. It is also traditionally served in an old fashioned glass (also known as rocks glass), which predated the history of cocktail. 

Cocktail was developed in the 19th century and the name was coined in the 1880s. 
An old fashioned has always been one of the simplest and earliest versions of cocktails, before the advancement of bartending techniques and recipes in the late 1900s.  This article is basically on old fashioned ingredients.

Old fashioned ingredients
The following old fashioned ingredients are virtually for cocktails done in an old fashion way.


Gin Cocktail
  • Use small bar glass
  • 3 or 4 dashes of gum syrup
  • 2 do [dashes] bitters Bogart's
  • 1 wine glass of gin
  • 1 or 2 dashes of Curaçao
  • 1 small piece lemon peel
  • fill one third full of fine ice shake well and strain in a glass.

Old Fashioned Holland Gin Cocktail
  • Crush a small lump of sugar in a whiskey glass containing a little water,
  • Add a lump of ice,
  • Two dashes of Angostura bitters,
  • A small piece of lemon peel,
  • One jigger Holland gin.
  • Mix with small bar spoon.
  • Serve.

Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail
  • Dissolve a small lump of sugar with a little water in a whiskey-glass;
  • add two dashes Angostura bitters,
  • a small piece of ice, a piece of lemon-peel,
  • one jigger whiskey.
  • Mix with small bar-spoon and serve, leaving spoon in glass.

Traditional whisky

  • 2 tablespoons of syrup or 1 tsp granulated sugar.
  • 1-2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • splash of water
  • 60ml scotch whisky or bourbon
  • soda water (optional)
  • Orange slice
  • Maraschino cherry (optional)


  • Mix the sugar, bitters and water in a small tumbler until the sugar dissolves if you are using granulated sugar. 
  • Fill up your glass with ice and stir in the whisky. 
  • Add a splash of soda water if you like and mix. 
  • You can garnish with the orange and cherry, if you desire.

An old fashioned can be garnished with an orange slice or a maraschino cherry or both. Even though, these modifications came around 1930, some time after the original recipe was invented. In the late 1990s, the practice of muddling orange and other fruit gained gained prevalence and on another hand, some recipes  and old fashioned ingredients began making sparse use of the orange zest for flavor.


There are some modern variants which have added great sweeteners to the old fashioned, e.g.  adding blood orange soda to make a fizzy old fashioned, or strawberries to make a strawberry old fashioned. With quality old fashioned ingredients, you can always get your desired old fashioned cocktail.

There are also elaborately carved ice; though cocktail critic David Wonderich that are modern versions. notes that this, and along with essentially all other adornments or additions and also other old fashioned ingredients.


An old fashioned can always be made from purely old fashioned ingredients which would give you that primitive taste you have always craved for. An old fashioned cocktail still trends in the recent times as people still want to remain 'old fashioned'. Refine your old fashioned cocktails from the best old fashion ingredients.

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