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Huskee's Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

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If you've been seeking a recipe for the perfect old fashioned then this is the one for you.



Servings: 1


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 Cocktail shaker


About the whiskey. We have found that Rare Breed Rye (Barrel Strength) is simply unbeatable in this drink. If you can't find it or don't want to buy it, the next best we've found is Wild Turkey 101 bourbon and Wild Turkey 101 rye to be the perfect whiskies to mix for this cocktail. Of course, you could use any brand, and you could use all bourbon, or as stated all rye, and it will be fine. But, there is something special (and affordable) about using these two mixed, for what it's worth. It is important to use 100 proof. Using an 80 or 90-proof will of course result in a much milder, sweeter cocktail.
About the simple syrup. In particular, this is a 2:1 mix. This means it's 2 Cups turbinado sugar dissolved in 1 cup of water. *Note if you use an 80 or 90-proof whiskey, you may wish to use only 1/4oz simple syrup or it might be too sweet for you. If you're using a 1:1 blend, try using 3/4 oz.
Metric conversion:

These recipes were created in US Customary measurements and the conversion to metric is being done by calculations. They should be accurate, but it is possible there could be an error. If you find one, please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page


  • Add single 2" ice ball or 2" ice cube to glass.
  • Add 1 Luxardo maraschino cherry to glass.
  • Add the whiskies, turbinado simple syrup, and bitters to shaker.
  • Add ice, shake until cold (about 5-10 seconds). Notice that shaking the cocktail is different than most recipes which specify stirring instead of shaking.
  • Strain the cocktail into glass. Discard the ice from shaker.
  • Pinch orange peel, down its full length, over the drink to express the oils into the drink.
  • Twist or coil orange peel around finger and place into glass submerged.

Nutrition per Serving

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g