Image by Ken Amorosano.  Recipe courtesy of Bourbon Steak Bar at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

The classic Old Fashioned is a sweet and surprisingly refreshing whiskey drink dating back to 1806. Considered “the primordial cocktail,” it is older than either the martini or the Manhattan.


2 oz Knob Creek single barrel bourbon

3 dashes Angostura bitters

5 dashes Regans orange bitters

½ oz simple syrup

½ oz club soda


Combine sugar, soda, bitters, ice and peel. Stir while pouring bourbon into a rock glass. Top with ice and enjoy.