Old Fashioned

Created in 1930s America during the Prohibition period, this classic cocktail is a mixture of whisky, soda and bitters.


  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Splash of water
  • 60ml whisky
  • Soda water
  • Orange slice, to garnish


  1. Pop the sugar, bitters and water into a small tumbler and mix until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and stir in the whisky, then add a splash of soda water and mix.
  3. Garnish with the orange slice and serve.

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