Double Old Fashioned Cocktail

If you’ve had a long week and you’re looking for a good strong drink to get your Friday night started, this Double Old Fashioned Cocktail will transition your mind to a place of relaxation.

I am officially becoming a huge fan of great whiskey cocktails. The bourbon whiskey mixed with the sweetness of the simple syrup and orange bitters tastes fantastic together.

Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Old Fashioned cocktail has been around since the 1800s and as history tells us, it will be around for a long time. James Pepper is known to be the creator of this recipe and it hails from a New York City hotel bar.

Tips when making the Double Old Fashioned Cocktail:

  • When making this cocktail you can’t forget and the orange peel. The orange peel is like the cherry on top and definitely enhances the flavor.
  • This isn’t a typical cocktail that gets added to a shaker with ice; you will only need to stir.
  • The type of whiskey you choose for this recipe will make a big difference so choose wisely or go with a preferred brand. I tend to lean more towards bourbons with a hint of sweetness that has a higher than average proof (for the extra stiffness I enjoy).
  • I also make my simple syrup with turbinado cane sugar. It results in a thicker syrup.
old fashioned cocktail

This is a go-to in my home so be sure to add this Double Old Fashioned Cocktail to your bar menu. Be prepared to have a great night, but remember to always be safe and don’t drink and drive. Enjoy!

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Double Old Fashioned Cocktail

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


This Double Old Fashioned Cocktail blends bourbon whiskey with the sweetness of the turbinado simple syrup and orange bitters for a well balanced drink.


  • 4 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
  • 4 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 Large Ice Cube
  • Maraschino Cherry 
  • Orange Peel


  1. Pour the bourbon whiskey into a rocks glass. Add orange bitters, 1 oz. (2 tbsp.) simple syrup, and cherry to the glass. Stir using a bar spoon.
  2. Add ice cube, cut a piece of orange rind from your orange, add to the glass, and serve.


For simple syrup, mix the turbinado cane sugar and water in a separate glass. Stir until fully dissolved.

You can adjust the sweetness of the cocktail by adding more simple syrup to the glass. The recipe will make approx. 3 oz. of simple syrup so there is plenty to create a second drink or add more into a single drink.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 366
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 21mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.8g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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  1. Lizabeth Chesterfield says:

    Is there automatic and legitimate copyright for the content on a site?

    1. Eric Jones says:

      Yes, there is. Any images and copy (verbiage) are copywritten on this site. Recipes themselves cannot be copywritten.