The Ultimate Old Fashioned Cocktail Experience from Cocktail Crates: A Timeless Classic Reimagined

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In an era where the art of cocktail crafting and the essence of mixology are celebrated more fervently than ever, the Old Fashioned Cocktail Box from Cocktail Crates stands as a testament to both tradition and quality. This meticulously curated gift set resurrects the soulful experience of crafting one of the most iconic cocktails in history, bringing the rich, complex flavours of the Old Fashioned into the comfort of your home.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Gift Set


The Art of Crafting the Perfect Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned, with its illustrious history tracing back to the early 1800s, is revered for its simplicity and depth. A cocktail that began as a humble amalgamation of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters, has soared to become a cornerstone of cocktail culture, owed in large part to its versatility and the quality of ingredients used.

Cocktail Crates' Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit encapsulates this heritage and elegance in a single package, offering a blend of premium ingredients that promise to elevate your home bar experience:


  • 2 x 100ml Whisky - A bold, 40% ABV whisky that is both rich and smooth, providing the perfect base for our Old Fashioned.


  • 1 x 60ml Orange Liquor - Adding a 20% ABV twist of citrus sweetness, this complements the whisky's warmth beautifully.


  • 1 x 60ml Cane Sugar - For that necessary hint of sweetness that balances the bite of the bitters and the strength of the whisky.


  • 1 x 10ml Bitters - A potent 44% ABV concoction that adds depth and complexity, tying all the ingredients together harmoniously.


  • 1 x jar Cocktail Cherries - The cherry on top, literally, providing a fruity garnish that also adds a slight tartness.


  • 1 x 200ml Soda Water - For those who prefer a bit softer, diluted cocktail, this ensures your Old Fashioned is perfectly tailored to your taste.


With these components, the Old Fashioned Cocktail Box boasts the ability to craft at least four opulent cocktails, each sip reminiscent of a bygone era of mixology yet tailored to the modern palate.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit


A Journey Through Time: The Historical Significance of the Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned did not earn its place on the cocktail wall of fame without reason. Originating in the 1800s, it was the response to a drinker's quest for simplicity amid a rapidly evolving cocktail scene. Over the years, it has seen countless variations, from the Absinthe twist popular in the 1880s to the rum-filled renditions of the early 1900s. Yet, through all its iterations, the whiskey-based Old Fashioned has endured as the definitive version of the cocktail, a tribute to the timeless appeal of high-quality whisky and the art of mixology.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Set


Beyond the Old Fashioned: Discover More with Cocktail Crates

While the Old Fashioned might be a staple for any cocktail aficionado, the journey into the realm of cocktails doesn't end there. Cocktail Crates offers an array of thoughtfully composed classic cocktail kits in their extensive range, including the vibrant Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Set for those who enjoy a zesty tang or the sophisticated Manhattan Cocktail Kit Gift Set for the lovers of more complex, herbal notes.

Furthermore, for those seeking to explore beyond the classics, the innovative twists found in sets like the Whisky Sour Cocktail Kit Gift Set introduce a refreshing play on traditional flavours, ensuring your cocktail repertoire remains as dynamic and diverse as the world of mixology itself.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Gift Set


Crafting Your Old Fashioned: An Experience to Remember

Every Old Fashioned Cocktail Box comes with a step-by-step guide, making the creation of this classic drink accessible to both cocktail novices and seasoned mixologists alike.  Presented in a chic, branded gift box with a sleek magnetic snap-shut closure, unboxing this set is an experience in itself, promising not just a drink but an immersive journey into the art of cocktail making.

Old Fashioned Cocktail in whisky glass


In Conclusion: A Toast to Tradition and Quality

The Old Fashioned Cocktail Box from Cocktail Crates is more than just a collection of high-quality ingredients; it's a bridge connecting the past and present of cocktail culture, offering a hands-on experience that pays homage to the roots of mixology while celebrating the artistry of today's cocktail craft. Whether as a thoughtful gift for a whisky aficionado or a personal indulgence, this cocktail box stands as a beacon for anyone looking to delve deeper into the rich, nuanced world of classic cocktails.

In embracing the soulful experience provided by Cocktail Crates, enthusiasts are not just crafting cocktails; they are reviving history, one Old Fashioned at a time. Here's to the enduring legacy of one of the world's oldest cocktails, and to the endless possibilities that await in the universe of mixology. Cheers!

For those looking to widen their cocktail horizons further, visit Cocktail Crates and explore a world where quality, tradition, and innovation converge in the form of meticulously crafted cocktail experiences.