Old Fashioned Recipe


Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Don’t be fooled by the name, this fantastic whiskey cocktail is still young at heart. Learn how to make this oldie but goodie cocktail the right way with Jameson’s very own Old Fashioned recipe.

What do you need


  • 60 ml Jameson Black Barrel
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 Spiral Orange
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • 2 Dashes Rich Demerara Syrup
  • 2 Parts Jameson Black Barrel
  • Part Angostura Bitters
  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 Spiral Orange
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • 2 Dashes Rich Demerara Syrup

How to make

  1. Fill a glass or jug with ice.

  2. Add 60ml Jameson Black Barrel.

  3. Add 2 dashes Angostura Bitters.

  4. Add 2 dashes Orange Bitters.

  5. Add 2 Dashes of Simple Syrup.

  6. Stir until ice cold.

  7. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

  8. Garnish with an orange zest and tip in the slice.

About this Cocktail

This classic concoction marries Irish Whiskey with a whisper of sweetness and bitters, all while sporting a jaunty orange twist all over ice.

Tracing its roots back to the early days of cocktail crafting, the Old Fashioned holds the prestigious title of being one of the first whiskey cocktails ever created (hence the name). Its history, shrouded in some mystery, is often linked to the bartender Martin Cuneo at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, around the year 1884. Despite the uncertainties surrounding its exact origin, the Old Fashioned has stood the test of time, evolving into a beloved classic worldwide.

Almost 150 years later, the Old Fashioned is the #1 Cocktail in the World and a perfect way to drink your Jameson Black Barrel.

Old Fashioned FAQs

What does an Old Fashioned Cocktail taste like?

An Old Fashioned is known to taste like sweet be sweet with notes of spiciness and bitterness to balance it out.

Best Irish Whiskey for an Old Fashioned?

Jameson Black Barrel is the ideal partner for an Old Fashioned. Its rich, smooth flavour elevates the classic cocktail to new heights. 

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How to make an Old Fashioned at home?

To make an Old Fashioned at home, simply chill a glass with ice, then mix in 60 ml Jameson Black Barrel, a dash each of Angostura and Orange Bitters, plus simple syrup. Stir until frosty, strain into a rocks glass over ice, and garnish with orange zest and a slice. Cheers to crafting the perfect Old Fashioned.

What are the best bitters for an Old Fashioned?

A few dashes of Angostura bitters and orange bitters are the best choice for an Old Fashioned.

Do you shake or stir an Old Fashioned?

The best way to make an Old Fashioned is to stir it in a glass or jug of ice. You shouldn’t shake an Old Fashioned as it can dilute the cocktail too quickly.