Looking for a drink that takes you back in time? The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that has been around since the 1800s, making it the ultimate throwback drink. With its simple yet sophisticated blend of flavours, the Old Fashioned is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to savour the moment and enjoy a bit of nostalgia. So sit back, relax, and take a sip of the past with the Old Fashioned cocktail.
The Old Fashioned combines the rich, full-bodied flavour of Speyburn 10-year-old whisky with the sweetness of sugar and the complex, slightly spicy flavour imparted by the bitters that add depth and dimension to the cocktail. All complemented by the citrus notes from the orange twist. The result is a perfectly balanced cocktail that is smooth, easy to drink, and always satisfying.
How to make
- 1 part Speyburn 10 Year Old Whisky
- ⅕ th part vanilla syrup
- Few dashes of Angostura Bitters
- Orange twist
- Fill a mixing glass with ice
- Add 1 part Speyburn 10 Year Old Whisky
- Add ⅕ th part vanilla syrup
- Add a few dashes of Angostura Bitters
- Stir for 20 secons
- Add ice to a rocks glass
- Strain the mixture over the ice in the rocks glass
- Garnish with an orange twist
Smoky, Spicy, Citrusy, Bittersweet, Woody
Why we think it works
The Speyburn 10 year old Whisky Old Fashioned is the perfect balance of simplicity and sophistication. With just a few ingredients, this classic cocktail is easy to make and can be enjoyed by both experienced whisky drinkers and those new to the spirit. Its warm and inviting flavours make it the ideal cocktail for cosy nights in or celebrating with friends. The depth and complexity of the whisky's flavours, combined with the subtle sweetness of the sugar and the spiciness of the bitters, create a truly timeless and unforgettable drinking experience.
History of the Old Fashioned Cocktail
The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that has been around since the 1800s. It is believed to have originated in Louisville, Kentucky, where it was originally called the "Whiskey Cocktail." The name "Old Fashioned" came later, in the late 1800s, when bartenders began referring to the original recipe as "old-fashioned whiskey cocktails" to distinguish them from newer, more complex drinks.
The original recipe for the Old Fashioned called for sugar, water, bitters, and a lump of ice, which was stirred with a spoon until the sugar had dissolved. Then, a shot of whiskey was added to the glass, and the drink was garnished with a twist of lemon or orange peel.
Over time, the recipe for the Old Fashioned has evolved, with some variations calling for muddled fruit or different types of bitters. However, the basic formula of sugar, bitters, and whiskey remains the same, making the Old Fashioned a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time.