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Old Fashion Recipe

A cocktail from The Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon Lounge

Article by Josh Schwartz, The Bluegrass Lounge

Photography by Sean McNeil, Aspen Art Co

Originally published in Arvada Lifestyle


Build the cocktail in a rocks glass.

Add 5 dashes of orange bitters

And 1/4 ounce of *simple syrup

Fill rocks glass with ice

Add 2 ounces of bourbon or rye (Preferably a Bluegrass Barrel Pick that you can buy at either Bluegrass Lounge locations)

Add 1/4 ounce of Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth

Stir the cocktail and garnish with orange peel

For Simple Syrup:

Simple syrup can be purchased or made at home. It is equal parts white sugar and boiling water stirred well. After making, put your simple syrup in the refrigerator until chilled. You can always spice up your cocktails by switching up sugars or adding other ingredients after boiling!

Bluegrass Barrel Picks:  

  • Journeyman "Corsets, Whips, and Whiskey " Cask Strength Wheat Whiskey out of Three Oaks, MI. Available for purchase at The Bluegrass for $70.
  • Rebel Cask Strength make by Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown, KY. This wheated bourbon is available at The Bluegrass for $60.