Take Your Old Fashioned Recipe to the Next Level With These 5 Upgrades
There's a shortlist of classic cocktails that have been sipped on for ages—and the old fashioned is certainly one of them. With just three ingredients, it's difficult to mess up this quintessential aperitif, and many people don't realize that it's also extremely easy to get creative with this libation, courtesy of a few easy tweaks.
The typical old fashioned recipe dates back to the 1800s, and features high-quality whiskey, a muddled sugar cube, a couple dashes of bitters, and an orange peel that serves as a garnish. It's also a cardinal rule that a true old fashioned is stirred and never shaken. While many prefer the old-school version, which is a classic for a reason, it's also fun to explore different recipes and put your own twist on the beloved drink. From using different liquors, bitters, and sweeteners, to modifying how it's served, here are a few ways to reinvent the old fashioned.