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Old Fashioned

About the Recipe

The Old Fashioned traces its origins back to the early 19th century, making it one of the oldest known cocktails. Originally referred to as simply a "whiskey cocktail," it evolved to be known as the "Old Fashioned" in the late 19th century. The drink's popularity surged in the 20th century, becoming an emblem of the "Mad Men" era and a symbol of refined taste. The Old Fashioned has stood the test of time, remaining a beloved classic for over a century.

Step back in time and experience the allure of the Old Fashioned at Outpost. This iconic cocktail is a true testament to the art of mixology, skillfully blending bourbon or rye whiskey with a hint of sweetness and a dash of bitters. Embark on a journey to the golden era of cocktails with every sip of this timeless elixir that exudes classic sophistication. Join us as we delve into the history of the Old Fashioned and uncover the secrets to crafting the perfect tribute to this revered libation.


- 50 ml bourbon or rye whiskey (eg: Maker’s Mark)

- 1 spoon brown sugar or 1/2 teaspoon of simple syrup (adjust to taste)

- 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

- Orange slice

- Ice cubes


  • In an Old Fashioned glass, place the brown sugar or add 1/2 teaspoon of simple syrup.

  • Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters directly onto the sugar.

  • Muddle the sugar and bitters together, allowing them to meld and release their flavours.

  • Drop in an orange slice, adding a delightful burst of fruitiness.

  • Pour 50 ml of bourbon or rye whiskey over the mixture, allowing the flavours to intertwine.

  • Add a few ice cubes to the glass, chilling the Old Fashioned to perfection.

  • Stir gently with a bar spoon to blend the ingredients without diluting the drink.

  • Optionally, garnish with an orange twist or a lemon peel for a citrusy aroma.

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