Shaking Things Up: How to Make a Classic Tequila Old Fashioned Cocktail

Are you ready to add some sophistication and class to your cocktail game? Look no further than the Old Fashioned cocktail! This classic drink has been a staple in American bars since the 19th century and is still a popular choice today. The Old Fashioned is a whiskey-based cocktail, but we're going to mix it up a bit and add a tequila twist to it.

Here are the ingredients you'll need to make the Tequila Old Fashioned:

  • 2 oz of limited edition añejo tequila
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 dashes of classic Angostura bitters
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • Ice cubes


  1. Start by placing the sugar cube in the bottom of a rocks glass. If you don't have a sugar cube, you can use one teaspoon of granulated sugar instead.

  2. Next, add the 2 dashes of classic Angostura bitters to the glass. This ingredient is an essential part of an Old Fashioned, as it adds a bitter and aromatic flavor that balances out the sweetness of the sugar.

  3. Add a splash of water to the glass and use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently muddle the sugar and bitters until they are well combined.

  4. Add in a large ice cube to the glass, then pour in 2 oz of limited edition añejo tequila. This type of tequila is aged in oak barrels for at least one year, giving it a smooth and rich flavor.

  5. Use a bar spoon to stir the ingredients together, making sure the sugar has completely dissolved.

  6. Finally, add a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry for garnish. The orange slice adds a fresh citrus flavor that complements the tequila, while the cherry provides a pop of color and sweetness.

The Old Fashioned cocktail has a long and interesting history. It is believed to have originated in the early 1800s, when cocktails were made with sugar, water, and bitters. Over time, whiskey was added to the mix, and the Old Fashioned as we know it today was born.

Classic Tequila Old Fashioned

The popularity of the Old Fashioned skyrocketed in the mid-20th century, when it became the drink of choice for characters in the hit TV show Mad Men. Today, it remains a popular choice among whiskey and cocktail enthusiasts, and is often ordered at high-end bars and restaurants.

So, whether you're sipping on a classic whiskey Old Fashioned or trying out our tequila twist, the Old Fashioned cocktail is a timeless drink that will never go out of style. Cheers to good company, good conversation, and good drinks!