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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

Old Fashioned recipe: Classic cocktail with a Whiskey House twist

Ready to engage in some whiskey business? Pick your poison at San Diego’s Downtown hot spot The Whiskey House, famously home to California’s largest and America’s third largest whiskey collection. Featuring over 2,500 unique and diverse whiskeys from all over the world, this unbeatable drinking destination also boasts a distinguished craft cocktail selection centered around staples of aged whiskey, scotch, and bourbon.

The most popular of their many Old Fashioned cocktails, the Smoking West Old Fashioned highlights the combination of a rich, smoky whiskey flavor with the citrus accents of lemon and orange to offer a tangy twist on this traditional favorite, perfect for sipping and savoring! Impress your party guests at home with this tasty take on a classic drink that never goes out of style.

Smoking West Old Fashioned

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1.75 oz High West Double Rye Whiskey

.50 oz Laphroaig Select

1 tsp of Tippleman's Burn Sugar Syrup

4 dashes of Barrel Aged Peychaud’s Bitters & Angostura Bitters

1 lemon peel

1 orange peel


In a double Old Fashioned glass, pour a Tea Spoon of Tippleman's Burn Sugar Syrup and 3-4 Dashes of Angostura + Peychaud's Bitters. Add ice, preferably larger cubes.

Pour 1 ¾ oz of High West Double Rye over the ice and stir gently in about 30-40 circles. Add 1/2 oz of Laphroaig Select to top off the drink.

Finally, use a peeler to add 1 lemon and 1 orange peel. Rub the edges of the glass with the peels and fold them gently inside the drink for added flavor.

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