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Freehand Old Fashioned

Freehand Old Fashioned
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Bartender Jason Kilgore created this Old Fashioned variant at The Hawthorne in Boston, in honor of the Freehand hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., that’s home to the Broken Shaker bar. “All spirits have a place in the Old Fashioned because it’s, in truth, the simplest and first cocktail ever mixed,” says Jackson Cannon, the co-owner and bar director of The Hawthorne. “Saying ‘I’ll have the Old Fashioned whiskey cocktail’ would have been a phrase used in the Golden Age in New York City bars, and the term stuck through the 20th century.”

This recipe originally appeared as part of “So You Love a Whiskey Old Fashioned. How About the Rise of the Rum Old Fashioned?


  • 2 ounces Plantation Stiggins’ fancy pineapple rum
  • 1 barspoon Galliano Ristretto coffee liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce demerara syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6
  • Garnish: orange twist


  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

  3. Garnish with an orange twist.