The Best Old Fashioned

Because you can now make yourself a good one... when you feel like it.


If you want a more intense orange flavour for this Old-Fashioned recipe, use orange bitters, or muddle 2 thin orange wedges with the sugar, then strain into a rocks glass and proceed as written.



Makes 1

Stir sugar, bitters, and 2 tsp. warm water in a rocks glass until most of the sugar is dissolved. Add 3 ice cubes and pour rye over. Stir 20 seconds to chill cocktail and dilute whiskey. Garnish with orange wedge and cherry, if using.


1 teaspoon raw or granulated sugar

3 dashes bitters

2 ounces rye whiskey

Orange wedge (for serving)

Maraschino cherry (for serving; optional

The Best Old Fashioned