Gin Old Fashioned

Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Using herbaceous gin at the base, this variation on the Old Fashioned is lighter and more refreshing than its whiskey counterpart. With a honey syrup in place of the traditional sugar cube and a hefty dash of orange bitters, it’s floral and rich, with a long, long finish that will stay with you. To retain the depth and spice of the original cocktail, use a heavier, aged gin like Ransom’s Old Tom, Barr Hill’s Tom Cat or Frey’s Barrel Finished gin.

Dry, Savory


  • 2 oz Aged Gin
  • 0.5 oz Honey
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Lemon Peel


Step one

Add the honey syrup, bitters and gin to a mixing glass.

Step two

Add large ice cubes. Stir.

Step three

Using a julep strainer, strain the cocktail into a chilled lowball glass.

Step four

Add one large ice cube and express a lemon peel over the cocktail.

Step five

Wipe the rim of the glass with the twist and then discard the peel.

Contributed by Supercall

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