Old Fashioned | The Bishop

Classic recipe by Matthew Tedford, The Bishop, Albany, NY.

This late nineteenth century cocktail has its origins in earlier 1850s cocktails that made use of orange curaçao, absinthe and other liqueurs, as well as whiskey. When such whiskey-based drinks came back into fashion late in the century, they were dubbed "old-fashioneds" with one version containing rye, bitters, water and sugar surging in popularity from Louisville, KY, to NYC's Waldorf-Astoria. And it's the classic we know as an Old Fashioned today.


For 1 Serving(s)


2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2 dashes aromatic bitters
7 dashes orange bitters
1 Strip of orange peel with pith, one inch wide

Old Fashioned | The Bishop Directions

  • Combine bourbon, simple syrup & bitters in mixing glass, add ice.
  • Stir for 15 seconds.
  • Strain and pour over a fresh cube of ice.
  • Spritz with orange rind.
  • Garnish with rind and Luxardo cherry, if desired.

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