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

How to make

  1. Fill a glass or jug with ice

  2. Add 60 ml Jameson Black Barrel

  3. Add 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

  4. Add 3 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

A guide to making an Old Fashioned that never goes out of style. As you can guess by its name, this is one of the very first whiskey cocktails ever invented. Although its origin is not certain, the Old-Fashioned could have been invented by the bartender Martin Cuneo at the “Pendennis Club” in Louisville, Kentucky in 1884. Almost 150 years after, the Old Fashioned is the #1 Cocktail in the World and a perfect way to drink your Jameson Black Barrel.

Old Fashioned FAQs

What is the best alcohol to make an Old Fashioned with?

An Old Fashioned is all about the whiskey. It was one of the first whiskey-based cocktails and is known for its strong flavour and an intriguing sweetness and zing thanks to the bitters and simple syrup. We’d recommend Jameson Black Barrel as your alcohol of choice for an Old Fashioned thanks to its smooth sweetness that pairs well with citrus-based cocktails and bitters.  

Why is an Old Fashioned so strong?

Many people who are used to sweet cocktails will find an Old Fashioned strong, but we like to see it as a cocktail which allows the whiskey to have the final say. When the likes of Jameson Black Barrel is complemented by bitters it’s sure to have you re-defining what you think is strong and what you think is intriguing.  

What is the original Old Fashioned

Said to be one of the first whiskey cocktails, The Old Fashioned is thought to have been invented in 1884 by bartender Martin Cuneo at The Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Now, 150 years on, it’s know across the world as a great way to enjoy Jameson Black Barrel.  

How much alcohol is in an Old Fashioned?

An Old Fashioned has a small measure more than some cocktails, with the ideal count being 60ml or 2 parts whiskey for every serve—we’d recommend Jameson Black Barrel to get the best taste from your Old Fashioned.  

Is an Old Fashioned a girl drink?

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