The Old Fashioned – Drink Spirits Happy Hour

The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned

On this week’s Drink Spirits Happy Hour (on KPAM Talk Radio), we walk you through making The Old Fashioned.

The  Old Fashioned is the original cocktail and can be made easily with just a few ingredients:

The Old Fashioned
2 oz of Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
1 tsp Bar Sugar or 1 Sugar Cube
a splash of water
1 lemon peel
1 orange peel

Muddle the sugar and Angostura bitters in a splash or water or soda water (no more than a teaspoon) until the sugar is dissolved, forming a syrup in the bottom of the glass. Add the whiskey and the ice and stir well. Garnish with a fresh twist of lemon (also can do an orange twist or both)

Key links from the show:
The Story of Maker’s Mark Bourbon
Maker’s 46
Wild Turkey
Brooklyn Hemispherical Bitters
Scrappy Bitters
The Meadow – Bitters Store
Tovolo KING Cube Ice Trays
Ride On Portland

In case you missed them, be sure to listen to some of our passed shows:
Martinis – Shaken or Stirred?
Live from The SF Spirits Competition
Irish Whiskey and St. Patrick’s Day Drinking

Next week’s show will take a look at Vodka and How To Make A Moscow Mule. You can listen to that episode here.

Listen to this week’s Drink Spirits Happy Hour: The Old Fashioned

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About the author: Geoff Kleinman


+Geoff Kleinman, is the founder, and managing editor of He is a nationally recognized spirits columnist, and has contributed to Playboy Magazine, Black Book Magazine and Essential Homme. Geoff holds certification with Bar Smarts Advanced, has judged many major spirits and cocktail competitions and is a Kentucky Colonel.



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