Crafting the Perfect Old Fashioned Cocktail: A Blend of Tradition and Taste

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The Old Fashioned cocktail is a beloved classic that stands the test of time. Revered for its simplicity and elegance, this drink captures the essence of cocktail craftsmanship, combining whiskey, sugar, water, and bitters into an aromatic and flavoursome blend.

In this blog, we'll explore how to make the perfect Old Fashioned at home and delve into the convenience and charm of the Old Fashioned Cocktail Box from Cocktail Crates, which brings this timeless drink right into your living room.

Old Fashioned Cocktail in Whisky Glass



The Art of Making the Perfect Old Fashioned

Creating the perfect Old Fashioned is a journey through taste and tradition. Here are the essential steps to craft this iconic drink:


1. Select Your Whiskey

The choice of whiskey is crucial. Whether you opt for a smooth bourbon or a spicy rye, the key is quality. The whiskey should be enjoyable on its own, as it's the star of the show in an Old Fashioned.


2. Sweeten with Precision

Traditionalists might prefer muddling a sugar cube with a few dashes of bitters and a splash of water. This method not only dissolves the sugar but also allows you to control the sweetness. Alternatively, simple syrup can be used for a more consistent sweetness.


3. Add Bitters

Angostura bitters are the classic go-to, but don't hesitate to experiment with orange bitters or a combination to enhance the drink's complexity.


4. Stir to Perfection

Fill your glass with ice and stir the mixture gently. The goal is to chill the drink while achieving a slight dilution that binds the flavours harmoniously.


5. Garnish Thoughtfully

A twist of orange peel, expertly expressed over the glass to release its oils, adds a fragrant aroma and a touch of zest. The traditional maraschino cherry garnish adds a hint of sweetness and an elegant visual flair.


Discovering the Old Fashioned Cocktail Box from Cocktail Crates

For those who admire the ritual but seek convenience, the Old Fashioned Cocktail Box from Cocktail Crates offers a premium solution. This beautifully packaged gift set includes everything needed to create the perfect Old Fashioned at home.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit


What's Included?

  • Whisky: Two 100ml bottles of high-quality whisky (ABV 40%).
  • Orange Liquor: A 60ml bottle to add a citrusy depth (ABV 20%).
  • Cane Sugar: For sweetness.
  • Bitters: A 10ml bottle providing the essential bitter flavour (ABV 44%).
  • Cocktail Cherries: A jar for the quintessential garnish.
  • Soda Water: To dilute and blend the ingredients smoothly.
Old Fashioned Cocktail Gift Set



Ease of Use

Each cocktail kit comes with an instruction card, providing step-by-step guidance to ensure even cocktail novices can mix a perfect Old Fashioned. This kit makes at least four cocktails, making it ideal for sharing with friends or savouring over multiple evenings.


Perfect Gift Idea

The Old Fashioned Cocktail Gift Set is not just a drink; it's an experience. The elegant packaging and comprehensive contents make it a delightful gift for any whiskey lover or cocktail enthusiast.


Customer Feedback

Purchasers rave about the quality and convenience of the Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit. Reviews highlight it as an "awesome birthday present" and praise the ability to make "the best Old Fashioned at home."



Whether you're meticulously crafting the drink from scratch using quality ingredients or enjoying the ease of the Cocktail Crates' Old Fashioned Cocktail Box, this cocktail offers a sip of history and luxury. Its enduring popularity confirms its place not only in cocktail books but also in the hearts of connoisseurs around the globe. Indulge in the craft of cocktail-making or let the expertly curated Cocktail Crate simplify your journey. Either way, the perfect Old Fashioned awaits.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Box

Embrace the craft of cocktail-making, and remember, the perfect Old Fashioned is just a stir away!