For the Kentucky Bourbon aficionados in your bunch, make My Go-To Old Fashioned the go-to cocktail for your special day. This recipe, from Julian Van Winkle of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, ran as "Julian's Old Fashioned" in our May 2012 issue.

Recipe by Southern Living May 2015


Credit: Jennifer Davick

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Makes 1 serving


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  • Place brown sugar cubes on a cocktail napkin. Sprinkle orange bitters and Angostura bitters over sugar cubes. (Napkin will soak up excess bitters.) Transfer cubes to a 10-oz. old-fashioned glass. Add orange slice and a few drops bourbon to glass. Mash sugar cubes and orange slice, using a muddler, until sugar is almost dissolved. (Avoid mashing the rind; doing so will release a bitter flavor.) Add 1 1/2 to 2 oz. bourbon, and fill glass with ice cubes. Stir until well chilled. Add more bourbon, if desired.