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How to make a classic Old Fashioned Cocktail. This recipe is simple easy and delicious!

Old Fashioned

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Here’s how to make an Old Fashioned Cocktail- a simple American classic.  This version substitutes orange zest for the traditional orange peel garnish and incorporates honey simple syrup, elevating it to its fullest potential!


Units Scale
  • 2 ounces bourbon (or rye) whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon honey simple syrup
  • 12 dashes of Angostura bitters

Honey Simple Syrup

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon hot water


  1. Make the honey simple syrup.  Whisk together honey and hot water in a heat-resistant mixing glass.  Allow to cool.
  2. Combine: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, stir until well-combined, then strain over a large chunk of ice placed into an 8-10 ounce “rocks” or “old fashioned” glass.
  3. Enjoy.


The honey simple syrup makes enough for 6 drinks.


  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 203
  • Sugar: 7.6 g
  • Sodium: 2.6 mg
  • Fat: 0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg