The Old Fashioned cocktail is a pre-Prohibition American cocktail.

Old Fashioned from the Wikibooks Bartending Guide—original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License




  1. Place sugar in glass; add water (~1 tsp) to dissolve.
  2. Muddle in bitters and orange slice.
  3. Fill with ice, add whiskey.
  4. Garnish with cherry.


  • The amount of whiskey may be increased
  • The Brandy Old Fashioned is popular in some areas, and a rum analogue can be made as well
  • This drink is often served essentially as a highball, but this practice is frowned upon by experts

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