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The Scotch Old Fashioned

This is an old favorite, one of my go-to cocktails when I want something approachable, yet complex. It’s a play on an old fashioned, substituting scotch for bourbon and using two kinds of bitters for complexity. I like Auchentoshan scotch with its nice balance of smokiness without an overwhelming peat fire flavor. My bitters of choice, not surprisingly, are Angostura and Regan’s Orange No 6. Check the recipe below.


1 Natural Sugar Cube

1 dash Angostura Bitters

1 dash Regan’s Orange No 6 Bitters

2 oz Auchentoshan Classic

Place the sugar cube in a glass and add the dashes of Angostura and orange bitters. Muddle to combine. Add the Auchentoshan, add ice, and stir gently to combine. Once, chilled, strain into an old fashioned glass and garnish with an orange peel.


2 comments on “The Scotch Old Fashioned

  1. Kevin T
    September 13, 2013

    Tried this tonight with Glenrothes Special reserves and Angostura orange instead of Regans. Was great served over a 2″ ice sphere. Thanks!!!

    • Dave McCabe
      September 18, 2013

      Awesome! Glad you tried and liked it. I haven’t used the Angostura Orange too much, but I’ll have to snag a bottle and give that a shot.Cheers!

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