As a part of our classic cocktail recipe series, we are making an Old Fashioned cocktail today. A classic cocktail and an ode to Dads everywhere, the Old Fashioned is the quintessential drink to serve in celebration of Father’s Day, or as an everyday cocktail too.
The warm weather brings so many things to celebrate and so many opportunities for entertaining. Today, I wanted to share one of Shane and my’s favorite drinks to make for our guests: an Old Fashioned. I love this cocktail for its classic look and Shane loves it for its classic taste. With that being said, this drink had to be included on our best selling Cocktail Tea Towel.
Father’s Day is right around the corner, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share this cocktail recipe that Shane loves.
Old Fashioned Ingredients
The recipe for an old fashioned is fairly simple– you just need bourbon, sugar, Angustora bitters, water, ice, and a garnish. What really makes the Old Fashioned unique is the type of bourbon and garnish you choose to use.
For an easy Father’s Day gift idea, pair a bottle of bourbon with a set of our linen cocktail napkins. The cocktail napkins are a great addition to a bar cart and make a difference when you are entertaining.
For this particular Old Fashioned, I used Blanton’s bourbon. This is, naturally, one of Shane’s favorite brands of bourbon. I love the branding details on the Blanton’s bourbon bottles and will absolutely be keeping the bottle when the bourbon has run out. The iconic horses on top are collectibles, too.
Presentation of the Old Fashioned
On to the element that can really elevate any cocktail: the garnish. For the Old Fashioned, I stayed classic, but scaled it up just a touch. These are THE best Maraschino cherries to garnish a cocktail and I think they add the perfect whisper of a flavor to the drink.
Additionally, I often opt for dehydrated oranges rather than a fresh orange twist. To get that true mixologist touch and a smoky flavor, I got this Cocktail Smoker for Shane for Christmas. Not only does it enhance the flavor & experience of the cocktail, it is such a fun presentation when you have guests over. You can check out our blog on how to dehydrated oranges for your cocktails or decor for other celebrations and drinks.
If you give this Old Fashion cocktail recipe a go, share your results with us on Instagram! Happy cocktail making, friends.Print
The Old Fashioned is one of the most classic cocktails and one that I think is perfect for celebrating Dads on Father’s Day.
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 3 dashes Angostura bitter
- 1 teaspoon water
- 2 ounces Bourbon
- Dehydrated orange slice & Maraschino cherry to garnish
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