The Old Fashioned



50ml Woodford Reserve Whiskey

10ml Cranberry Infused Maple Syrup

3dashes Angostura Bitters

1 Orange rind

Dehydrated Orange Wheel

Stir Woodford and maple together with ice in stirring jug adding ice gradually to dilute

Once diluted to desired level pour over large ice cube or sphere in heavy Crystal Whisky Tumbler

Dash the bitters over the top and express fresh orange rind oils over drink and rim of glass

Garnish with Rind or dehydrated Orange disc

Maple Syrup Recipe

Combine 50g fresh cranberries and 150ml Maple syrup in Ziplock bag and sous vide for 1 hour at 57C



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History Of The Old-Fashioned

Here’s a look at a few claims, of one of the world’s greatest cocktails.


A book entitled Jerry Thomas’ Bartenders Guide: How To Mix Drinks is published, giving instructions and recipes from the early days of bartending. This book contains a recipe for an Old Fashioned Holland Gin Cocktail: “Crush a small lump of sugar in a whiskey glass containing a little water, add a lump of ice, two dashes of Angostura bitters, a small piece of lemon peel, one jigger Holland gin. Mix with small bar spoon. Serve.”

While the drink has the namesake and similar elements of the modern old-fashioned, Thomas’ recipe doesn’t call for whiskey and it’s never mentioned in any of the proceeding articles.


The story starts in Louisville, Kentucky. A 2005 article in The Courier-Journal gives credit to a private social club, called The Pendennis Club, for making the very first old-fashioned. James E. Pepper, bartender and esteemed bourbon aristocrat, was said to have invented the drink in Louisville, before he brought the recipe to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel bar in New York City. This is supposedly where the old-fashioned was born.


Modern American Drinks, written by George Kappeler, is published in the U.S. and lists a plethora of recipes, one of which being for an Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail, reads as following: “Dissolve a small lump of sugar with a little water in a whiskey-glass; add two dashes Angostura bitters, a small piece of ice, a piece of lemon-peel, one jigger whiskey. Mix with small bar-spoon and serve, leaving spoon in glass.”