Cocktail Kit - Old Fashioned

Cocktail Kit - Old Fashioned

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The first use of the name “Old Fashioned” for a bourbon whiskey cocktail was said to have been at the Pendennis Club, a gentlemen’s club founded in 1881 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The recipe was said to have been invented by a bartender at that club in honour of Colonel James E. Pepper, a prominent bourbon distiller, who brought it to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel bar in New York City. The Old Fashioned is now said to be the most popular cocktail in the world. It is also extremely versatile - try using a good quality Scottish whisky, or even more surprising, a well-aged rum.


  • 1 thick slice orange peel
  • 1 Luxardo Maraschino cherry
  • 1tsp sugar syrup
  • 4 - 5 drops Angostura Bitters
  • Ice cubes, as necessary
  • 50ml Rebel Yell Bourbon
  • Twist of lemon to garnish


  • Take the orange peel and squeeze it with your fingers.
  • Rub the peel around the insides of a whisky tumbler, then place into the glass.
  • Add the cherry, sugar syrup and bitters, along with three ice cubes.
  • Add half the bourbon and stir for about 10 seconds.
  • Add more ice and the remaining bourbon and stir again for 10 - 15 seconds.
  • To serve, garnish with lemon peel.

Kit contains 1 x Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon 70cl Bottle, 1 x Angostura Aromatic Bitters 200ml bottle, 1 x Luxardo The Original Maraschino Cherries 400g Jar and a Bar Spoon Muddler.

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