Crafting the Quintessential Old Fashioned: Essential Equipment & The Ultimate Cocktail Kit

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The Old Fashioned cocktail, a concoction that whispers tales of sophistication and timeless elegance, has been a cornerstone of the cocktail world for over two centuries. This classic blend of whisky, sugar, water, and bitters has not only stood the test of time but has become a beloved staple for both seasoned mixologists and casual drinkers alike.

Crafting the perfect Old Fashioned requires not just skill and knowledge, but also the right set of tools and ingredients. In this blog, let us journey together through the intricacies of creating the quintessential Old Fashioned and introduce you to a game-changer in home cocktail crafting—the Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit from Cocktail Crates.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit


The Artistry of the Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is more than just a cocktail; it's an art form. Every ingredient is a brushstroke, and every tool is an extension of the bartender's hand, culminating in a masterpiece of taste and tradition. To truly honour this iconic drink, one must begin with the foundation of any great cocktail—the equipment.


Essential Equipment for Cocktail Crafting

Embarking on your Old Fashioned adventure necessitates a well-stocked arsenal. Here's what you'll need to begin:

  1. Glassware: The journey starts with the right glass. A high-quality, thick-bottomed rocks glass not only sets the stage but enhances the drinking experience, offering a satisfying weight and clarity.
  2. Mixing Glass: The crystal-clear beauty of a durable mixing glass is not just for aesthetics; it’s a vessel for the perfect blend, allowing you to stir your concoction with precision.
  3. Bar Spoon: A sleek, long bar spoon, ideally with a spiral handle, is essential for a gentle yet effective stir, ensuring your cocktail is mixed to perfection without bruising the whisky.
  4. Jigger: Accuracy is paramount in cocktail making. A well-crafted jigger allows for precise measurements, ensuring the perfect balance between strength and sweetness.
  5. Ice Molds: The slow melt of a large ice cube or sphere is crucial to chilling your cocktail while maintaining its robust flavours, offering a slow savouring of every sip.
  6. Muddler: Should you choose to go the traditional route with a sugar cube, a muddler is vital for gently coaxing out the sweetness, melding it seamlessly with the bitters.
  7. Fruit Peeler/ Knife: The zest of an orange or a well-placed cherry garnish requires the right tool for a delicate cut, adding the final touch to your masterpiece.


Old Fashioned Cocktail Gift Box


Elevating Your Experience: The Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit

Recognising the nuanced dance of crafting the perfect Old Fashioned, Cocktail Crates has meticulously assembled the Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit, designed to elevate your cocktail experience from the comfort of your home. Encased within a beautifully designed box, you'll find everything required to craft an impeccable Old Fashioned:

  • Premium Whisky: The heart of an Old Fashioned, our kit features 2 x 100ml bottles of the finest whisky, boasting a rich, smooth base that's essential for the drink.
  • Orange Liquor: Adding layers to the complexity, the included 60ml bottle of orange liquor introduces a subtle yet significant touch of citrus.
  • Cane Sugar: A nod to the traditional sweetness, our cane sugar syrup ensures a perfectly balanced cocktail, intertwining with the bitters for a harmonious blend.
  • Bitters: The soul of the Old Fashioned, our bottle of high-quality bitters, injects a botanical complexity that's both intriguing and indispensable.
  • Cocktail Cherries: No Old Fashioned is complete without a cherry garnish. Our jar of gourmet cherries adds a luxurious finish to each cocktail.
  • Soda Water: For those who prefer a slight fizz, the kit includes soda water, allowing for customisation in dilution and fizziness. 

This cocktail kit, ideal for concocting at least four divine Old Fashioned cocktails, comes with a comprehensive, step-by-step guide. Regardless of your mixology skill level, this guide ensures you can craft a bar-quality Old Fashioned with ease.

Old Fashioned Cocktail in a whisky glass


Beyond the Box: A World of Cocktail Opportunity

The Old Fashioned is just the beginning. Cocktail Crates offers a myriad of cocktail kits and subscription box options, inviting you to explore a world of flavours and experiences. Each kit is a doorway to discovering new cocktails, techniques, and the joy of mixology. Whether looking for the perfect gift or embarking on your own cocktail crafting journey, Cocktail Crates provides everything you need in one convenient package.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Gift Box



The Old Fashioned, with its rich history and simple elegance, embodies the beauty of cocktail crafting. With the right equipment and the unparalleled convenience of the Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit from Cocktail Crates, anyone can master the art of this iconic cocktail. Whether you're seeking solitude in a glass or hosting a sophisticated soiree, this cocktail kit promises to deliver an experience that transcends the ordinary, wrapping you in the warmth of tradition and the excitement of creation. Visit Cocktail Crates to embark on your cocktail crafting journey today.

Old fashioned cocktail box