A cocktail so original, it has its very own glass named after it.
The name Old Fashioned is said to have been coined at a gentleman's club in Louisville, Kentucky in 1881. The combination of muddled sugar and bitters, bourbon and citrus rind, however, has been a popular choice since the early 1800s.
So proud of its part in cocktail history, in 2015, the city of Louisville named the Old Fashioned as its official cocktail. During the first two weeks of June each year, Louisville celebrates "Old Fashioned Fortnight", a whole two weeks of events and celebrations based around this truly original cocktail.
A drink worth this much fanfare surely had to be included in our cocktail collection.
In our Bourbon Old Fashioned Cocktail Box, we've compiled the best quality New Zealand produced ingredients, ready to mix, with an easy-to-follow recipe card.
This mix of bourbon, bitters and blood orange, with just a hint of cherry thrown in to tease the senses, makes it a perfect slow-sipping drink.
When thinking of food pairings, the full-bodied flavours of darker spirits make them an excellent match for barbecued meats. For dessert, think about orange flavourings, or if nibbles are more your style, simply balance out the depth of the drink with salty snacks. Click the links for inspiration.
Old Fashioned is the ultimate choice for anyone seeking comfort and warmth.
The Cocktail Collective's, Bourbon Old Fashioned Cocktail Box has all the locally sourced ingredients you need to sit back, sip and enjoy a classic blend of bourbon and sumptuous citrus, topped with delicious blood orange and cherry garnish.