The Old Fashioned Cocktail has been around for centuries, and its taste, tone and texture is just as popular today as it was when it was first invented.
First introduced in the 1800's at a time when 'cocktails' as we know them didn't exist, the combination of spirits, sugar, water and bitters became commonly known as the Old Fashioned. With deep roots in cocktail history, the first ever documented definition of the word 'cocktail' was published in 1806 in response to a reader asking the publication to explain what an Old Fashioned was - kick starting evolution of the modern cocktail, and placing the Old Fashioned at the forefront of this movement.
Over time there have been many variations of the Old Fashioned - from the Absynthe version popular in the 1880s, to the rum version which was popular in the early 1900's - but it's the Whiskey Old Fashioned that has established itself as the premier spirit, and has become synonymous with the Old Fashioned Cocktail that is served around the globe today.
And not just any whisky that will do - the Old Fashioned demands the best. Whereas some cocktails can mask a substandard spirit with fruity flavours or mixers, with the simplicity and elegance of this drink means that the whisky is the star of the show. As a rule of thumb, the whisky choice for an Old Fashioned should be of a quality that can be drank on its own.
The Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit from Cocktail Crates contains premium ingredients to create the perfect aromatic drink in the comfort of your own home. This popular cocktail kit would be great for anyone who wants to create a timeless classic, or a great gift for anyone who enjoys a whisky tipple with a twist.
Contents of the Old Fashioned Cocktail Box:
- 2 x 100ml Whisky ABV. 40% vol
- 1 x 60ml Orange liquor ABV. 20% vol
- 1 x 60ml Cane sugar
- 1 x 10ml Bitters ABV. 44% vol
- 1 x jar cocktail cherries
- 1 x 200ml Soda water
- Makes at least 4 Old Fashioned Cocktails
Please note: We are continually updating and improving our boxed sets, and the contents is subject to change. Wherever substitutes are made, the replacement will be the equivalent or better.