Old Fashioned-Cocktail

Posted by Derek Hughes on 24th April 2019.

Old Fashioned-Cocktail

Old Fashioned-Cocktail

The Old Fashioned Cocktail was invented at the Pendennis Club, a gentleman’s club in1881 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. But another theory is that a gentleman called James Pepper, bartender and 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 a short and enjoyable cocktail too! It is also very easy to make!

How to make the above cocktail, you will need the following ingredients/equipment.

Lets “Mix it Up” Derek and the Team!


  • Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • Cane Sugar Water
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Ice Cubes
  • Garnish-Orange slice or cocktail cherry.


  • Whiskey Glass (or something similar from your cupboard)
  • Cocktail Pourers
  • Bar Spoon (or a cocktail stirrer)


  • To make this cocktail, you will need to pour in the double measure (50ml) of Buffalo Trace Bourbon into the glass, along with a couple of ice cubes.
  •  Then pour in a single measure (25ml) of the cane sugar water and a couple of drops of Angostura Bitters into the drink too.
  • Using a bar spoon or cocktail stirrer mix the drink thoroughly by stirring for a minute or two.
  • You can garnish the drink with a slice of orange or cocktail cherry, (if needed). Relax and enjoy the drink!