Classic Old Fashioned Recipe

By: The Local Palate
Kursten Berry's Classic Old Fashioned
Image by Shell Royster

This classic old fashioned recipe is the base for Kursten Berry’s fall cocktail sweet potato old fashioned. Berry is a fan of using a shaker to mix your cocktail, though you can try a mixing glass if that’s what you have on hand.

“I love the look of mixing glasses, but for functionality purposes I would probably use a shaker because it holds temperature fifty times better,” Berry says. “Your drink is going to stay colder a lot longer and not get diluted as quickly as it would in a mixing glass.”

Berry is working hard to open up her speakeasy inspired restaurant Dulcet Down Under in Atlanta, scheduled for late 2022. For now, you can try her creations at Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours and Oreatha’s at the Point.

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Serves 1

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: Bourbon cocktail cherry and sliced orange peel
  1. Combine bourbon and simple syrup into shaker or mixing glass and add 4 dashes of Angostura bitters. Stir or shake for 15 seconds.
  2. Strain over a king cube in a rocks glass and serve garnished with a bourbon cocktail cherry and sliced orange peel.
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    Kursten Berry
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