Food + Drink

Classic Old Fashioned Recipe

This recipe comes from Whiskey + Honey team member and cocktail enthusiast Julie. She lives in Austin, Texas and also lifestyle blogs over at Olive + Rye.

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We're unabashed bourbon drinkers in our house. And since getting married earlier this year, my husband and I have made it our hobby learning the art of cocktail making ("cocktailing" if you will). One drink that graces our at-home happy hours on the regular is an Old Fashioned.

The classic Old Fashioned. That means, no fruit muddling, no cherries, and no over sweetening. But rather a liquor forward drink that tastes as refined as it does punchy. 

For this drink I chose to roll with a smooth rye bourbon, I think it tastes quite charming.

Scroll down to learn how to make the most delicious and classic old fashioned!

classic old fashioned cocktail recipe
classic old fashioned cocktail recipe
classic old fashioned cocktail recipe

Classic Old Fashioned


  • 2 oz. rye bourbon
  • 1 tsp. simple syrup
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • orange peel (for garnish) 


Combine bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters in an low ball glass. Stir a bit to combine the ingredients. Place a ice block or sphere in the glass (we love the spheres). Lastly, softly drag the orange peel around the mouth of the glass and once around in the drink. Leave the orange peel in the cocktail for garnish.

That's it! Simple, huh? I hope you enjoy!




About the contributor:

Julie is a lifestyle blogger, marketing consultant, and travel enthusiast living with her husband in Austin, Texas. She is also a proud member of the Whiskey + Honey team. You can follow more of her projects on instagram and her blog Olive and Rye