Old-fashioned Whisky Cocktail

oldfashioned whisky


This whisky cocktail is an out-and-out classic of the 1960s that will make you feel like a sharp-suited Don Draper in no time.

  •     1 thick slice orange peel
  •     1 maraschino cherry, with stem
  •     1 tsp sugar syrup (also sold as gomme syrup)
  •     2-3 drops whisky bitters
  •     ice cubes, as necessary
  •     50ml/2fl oz scotch or bourbon
  •     twist of lemon peel, to garnish

Preparation method

  •     Take the orange peel and squeeze it with your fingers. Rub the peel around the insides of a whisky tumbler, then place into the glass. Add the cherry, sugar syrup and bitters, along with three ice cubes.
  •     Add half of the scotch or bourbon and stir for about ten seconds. Add more ice and the remaining scotch or bourbon and stir again for 10-15 seconds.
  •     To serve, garnish with lemon peel.


Source : BBC Food Recipes