• 1 Bar Spoon Simple Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 oz Bourbon


  • Orange Peel
  • Marachino Cherry


  1. Add Ice cube to Rocks Glass
  2. Add Syrup, Bitters and Bourbon to Mixing Glass, stir, let sit for a minute
  3. Pour drink over ice in cup
  4. Express Orange Peel over drink, rub on rim of glass, drop peel in drink
  5. Add Marachino Cherry for Garnish

Origin: 1919

The first use of the name “Old Fashioned” for a Bourbon whiskey cocktail was said to have been at the Pendennis Club, a gentlemen’s club founded in 1881 in Louisville, Kentucky. The recipe was said to have been invented by a bartender at that club in honor of Colonel James E. Pepper, a prominent bourbon distiller, who brought it to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel bar in New York City.