Old Fashioned – Don Draper’s Signature Drink

The Old Fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters then adding alcohol, such as whiskey or brandy, and a twist of citrus rind. It was a very popular drink back in the 60’s and is enjoying a bit of a renaissance thanks in large part to┬áDon Draper and the rest of his colleagues from AMC’s smash hit show – Mad Men.


1 1/2 oz Bourbon or Rye whiskey, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, 1 Sugar cube, Few dashes plain water


Place sugar cube in old fashioned glass and saturate with bitters, add a dash of plain water. Muddle until dissolved. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add whiskey. Garnish with orange slice, and a cocktail cherry.


On the rocks; poured over ice

Standard garnish

Orange slice, Cocktail cherry


Old Fashioned glass


Recipe: by Wikipedia

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