Old Fashioned

A trip down memory lane.
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The classic Old Fashioned is whiskey with a bit of sugar, aromatic bitters, and dilution in some form, from a splash of either water or club soda. The earliest mention of an Old Fashioned–style drink is from 1806. This drink is often called "the primordial cocktail" and is said to be older than either the martini and the Manhattan.


1 teaspoon superfine sugar
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 barspoon (1 teaspoon) club soda or water
2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey
Ice, preferably a single large cube
Orange twist, for garnish


Measure the sugar into a chilled rocks glass and add the bitters. Splash in the club soda or water.

Add the whiskey and ice. With a barspoon, stir until chilled, about 30 seconds.

Rub the orange twist around the rim of the glass, drop it into the cocktail, and serve.