The Old Fashioned, a timeless cocktail, traces its origins to the early 19th century. This classic drink embodies simplicity and elegance, featuring a blend of bourbon or whiskey, sugar, aromatic bitters, and a citrus twist. The result is a sophisticated, spirit-forward libation that celebrates the purity of its ingredients. 

With a rich amber hue and a balanced flavour profile, the Old Fashioned has endured as a symbol of mixology's heritage, remaining a favourite among connoisseurs and casual imbibers alike.

Jarrolds asked local producer, the English Distillery, to share their own recipe for this classic cocktail; perfect to enjoy on a January evening while listening to vintage jazz and staying warm indoors. 


50ml The English Jarrolds Exclusive Whisky
25ml The Norfolk Pedro Ximenez 'PX'
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
15ml Sugar Syrup


1.    Add your whisky and PX with Angostura bitters and sugar syrup into the cocktail shaker and shake for 2 mins. 
2.    Fill your glass tumbler with ice.
3.    Pour contents of your cocktail shaker into your glass.
4.    Cut your orange into quarters and squeeze quarter of the orange juice into the glass.
5.    Garnish with orange twist
6.    Stir, drink and enjoy!