Brent’s Pick: Amy’s Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is one of my favorite cocktail recipes because it has a rich history, much like the Four Roses brand.

The classic Old Fashioned originated in the 1800s in Louisville, Ky., not too far from the Four Roses Distillery. A bartender at Louisville’s historic Pendennis Club created the concoction, and it became the first mixed drink to be called a cocktail.

Over the years, my wife Amy has perfected her Old Fashioned recipe, and it’s my favorite. I wanted to share it with you so that you can handcraft your very own at home.

Amy’s Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz water
  • 2 dashes Angostura® bitters
  • Wedge of orange
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Crushed ice

In a glass, combine simple syrup and water. Add 2 dashes of Angostura® bitters and Four Roses Bourbon. Top with crushed ice and garnish with an orange wedge and Maraschino cherry. We like to use cara cara navel oranges when in season.

Cheers!
Brent