Old Fashioned Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (174 ratings)

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a large cube or chunk of block ice).

1 1/2 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
1 fl oz Straight rye whiskey (100 proof / 50% alc./vol.)
1/3 fl oz Demerara/Muscovado/brown sugar syrup (2 sugar:1 water)
8 drop Bob's Abbotts bitters
3 drop Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)
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AKA:

Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail

Review:

Achieving balance, ideal dilution and a good chill are essential to the enjoyment of this spirituous sublime classic.

Pre-batched bottled version serves 7 people:
315ml (10.5oz) Bourbon
210ml (7oz) Rye
75ml (2½oz) Brown sugar syrup
135ml (4.5oz) Water
48 drops Abbots bitters
18 drops Saline solution
Measure ingredients into a 75cl bottle, seal, label, turn bottle a few times to mix and place in refrigerator. Ideally, move into a freezer for 30 minutes prior to serving.

Alcohol content:

  • 2 standard drinks
  • 32.87% alc./vol. (65.74° proof)
  • 28 grams of pure alcohol
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