My husband reminds me all the time that he took a bartending class in college. I’m a huge cocktail fan while he’s more of a beer guy so I like to try and put him to work at the bar regularly and he recently went old school and made me a classic Old Fashioned cocktail which quickly became my go-to nightcap. Today I want to share not only the classic Old Fashioned recipe with you but also a low-calorie, low-carb version I’ve been enjoying as well.Print
Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail (plus a low carb variation)
It doesn’t get much more classic than an Old Fashioned bourbon cocktail.
- 2 oz bourbon
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 sugar cube
- splash soda water
- orange slice
- Marischino cherry
Add sugar cube to an Old Fashioned glass and crush. Pour bourbon, bitters and club soda over and stir. Add ice and garnish with orange slice and cherry if desired.
For a low carb/low calorie version of this cocktail I combine the bourbon and bitters with Orange flavored soda water (like La Croix) instead. You still get that beautiful flavor of the original Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe without the added sugar and calories.
Enjoy my friends! Cheers!