The History of the Old Fashioned

October 28, 2017

The History of the Old Fashioned

History of the Old Fashioned

You've probably heard of an Old Fashioned. In fact, if you were a fan of Mad Men's Don Draper I'm sure you have, since it happens to be his drink of choice. However, the Old Fashioned has been around much, much longer than the 1960's of Don Drapers world. And thanks to Don we have seen a renewed interest in this and many other classic cocktails.

Like many cocktails, it started out as a morning remedy for headaches and nausea. Which sounds like a lot more fun than Tylenol and a Tums! It was first seen in a bar back in 1881 where are bartender at a club in Louisville Kentucky created it using whiskey from a local distillery.

Now days it is recognized around the world as an American drink and it just happens to be the most ordered cocktail in the US.

Old Fashioned Cocktail

2oz Dual Barrel Old Fashioned Ready Bourbon or Rye

3 dash Angostura bitters

1 sugar cube

Twist of citrus rind  

Place sugar cube (or 1 tsp loose sugar) in bottom of Old Fashioned glass

Wet it down with 3 dashes of bitters, muddle

Add large ice cube Pour in Bourbon or Rye

Garnish with twist of orange rind  

Fun fact: an Old Fashioned does not technically have to be made with whiskey but we can't think of any better option than our Dual Barrel Old Fashioned Ready Bourbon or Rye!


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