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Ginger old fashioned recipe

Ginger old fashioned recipe

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Add a little spice to your old fashioned recipe with this subtle twist on a classic cocktail. Grated fresh ginger, sugar and bitters are muddled together before adding bourbon and a splash of soda water for a traditional serve in this simple recipe. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare
  • 169 calories / serving


  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1-2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 2cm fresh ginger, peeled
  • ice cubes
  • 70ml Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey
  • Soda water (optional)
  • Orange peel and crystallised ginger, to garnish

Perfect with:

Buffalo Trace Bourbon WhiskeyKentucky straight bourbon whiskey Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey
Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey
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Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    0g 0%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 3.4g Protein 0.1g Fibre 0.1g


  1. Place the sugar and bitters in a short tumbler. Finely grate the root ginger into the glass, add a splash of water and stir to combine to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Pour over the whiskey, adding a splash of soda water if required. Thread a piece of crystallised ginger and a twist of orange peel onto a cocktail stick and use to garnish the cocktail.

See more tips on How to garnish your cocktails



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