Old Fashioned

The return of Mad Men has had us lusting after Don Draper’s favourite tipple

With an unadulterated mix of alcohol, sugar, water and bitters, the Old Fashioned is a true cocktail. We askedchampion cocktail maker Rob Wood for his take on this old school classic.


  • 60ml Elijiah Craig 12 Year Small Batch Bourbon
  • 10ml Grade B maple syrup
  • 3 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters


  • Combine the maple syrup and angostura bitters in an old fashioned glass
  • Add a handful of ice cubes
  • Pour over the bourbon and stir
  • Garnish with orange zest and a maraschino cherry


Rob Wood is general manager at the Kenilworth Hotel and Cocktail Lounge in Warwick Rd Tel: 01926 779473 Visit www.thekenilworth.co.uk