When all sorts of muddled fruits and saccharine cherries began to infiltrate the Old Fashioned, it became a sad reflection of its former self. Once a widely revered mixed drink, many purists started to ask for their Whiskey Cocktail, but made the 'old fashioned' way: spirit, sugar, bitters and water, just as the first cocktail was defined. Try this twist on the classic recipe.


Old fashioned


Orange twist; spray of Laphroaig® single malt


60ml Baker’s® 107

10ml smoked maple syrup

2 dashes of Dale de Groff’s pimento bitters


Stir with ice and strain on a sphere of smoked ice.