A New Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

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5m 1 cocktail

The Old-Fashioned is a cocktail that has been around for a long time but is experiencing something of a revival these days. I tasted a one of a kind old-fashioned at Café Moderne in Paris. It inspired me to have some fun and do my own twist on this classic.


  • 2 - 3 dashes angostura orange bitters (original bitters will work too)
  • 1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 2 ounces good quality bourbon
  • Orange peel, for garnish


In a low-ball glass, mix together the orange bitters, simple syrup, and pinch of cinnamon. Add ice to the glass and top with the bourbon. Stir and garnish with a twist of orange peel. Enjoy immediately.

Check out the video below to watch my lesson at Café Moderne, the Parisian bar that inspired me to put my own spin on classic cocktails like the Old-Fashioned.


If you don’t have simple syrup on hand, add one sugar cube and a few dashes of water instead. Stir well so that the sugar dissolves into the water and bitters before adding the bourbon.