Classic Cocktail with a Twist

Old Fashioned

A new take on a classic, with Angel’s Envy in the mix, the Old Fashioned cocktail is granted flavor like none other. A cocktail that’s only as smooth as the bourbon that leads it, the Old Fashioned is a tried and true cocktail that has stood the test of time.


Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz ANGEL'S ENVY Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
  • 1 dash Angostura® bitters
  • 1 tsp Mineral water
  • 1 tsp Sugar (or one sugar cube)
  • Lemon twist garnish
  • Pour the bitters, sugar, and water into a mixing glass half filled with cracked ice.
  • Stir well until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Strain over cracked ice in an old fashioned glass.
  • Add Angel’s Envy and stir well. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Ways to Enjoy an Old Fashioned Cocktail

There are a number of ways you can enjoy your Old Fashioned, particularly with some food pairings to elevate the flavor and drinking experience. Depending on your preference you can choose to pair your Old Fashioned cocktail with savory appetizers of cured meats, cheeses, nuts, and accompaniments like olives or figs. The savory and slightly sweet flavors of these appetizers complement the rich notes of an Old Fashioned.

How to serve an Old Fashioned:

Serve your Old Fashioned in a shallow tumbler with a wide mouth, this is because these smaller glasses hold the serving perfectly and allow plenty of room for the ice.  

Other light bites like spiced nuts or popcorn are a great addition to an Old Fashioned, the crunch and slight saltiness of spiced nuts or popcorn can contrast well with the drink’s sweetness and enhance its flavors.

How an Old Fashioned cocktail should look and taste

Your Old Fashioned should be a rich, deep-amber or light-brown hue. This cocktail is a clear drink and should taste a blend of sweet and bitter, this blend of flavor coming from the sugar and Angostura® bitters. 

You should smell the distinct notes from the ANGEL’S ENVY bourbon finished in Port wine barrels, along with the lemon twist garnish adding an inviting aroma, enhancing the sensory experience.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Questions

Commonly Asked

What is an Old Fashioned cocktail?

An Old Fashioned (if you haven’t already guessed) is a classic yet simple drink, with a whiskey base, sugar, and bitters. With bold flavors, this simple recipe really makes the bourbon the star of the show.

Where and when was the Old Fashioned invented?

Often considered one of the first cocktails, the Old Fashioned (hence the name), originating in the early 19th century in the United States, the exact location has yet to be discovered. But this is one of the first documented mixing of drinks.

Why is it called an Old Fashioned?

As a traditional, simpler way of preparing a drink, the cocktail gets its name as a reference to the “old-fashioned” method, in contrast to newer, more complex cocktail mixes.


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