How To Make Bourbon Old Fashioned & Pisco Sour Drinks Using Spirits

How To Make Bourbon Old Fashioned & Pisco Sour Drinks Using Spirits

There are stockpiles of drinks you can delve into that are made up of spirits such as vodka, brandy, whiskey, gin and more. Every drink has an exclusive aroma and that is how you will come to know how you can also experiment different recipes using spirits at your home.

Today, we will be discussing two brilliant recipes that are made by using spirits - bourbon old fashioned and pisco sour. Both these drinks have originated from different places and have become a favorite of liquor lovers in the United States of America. Presently, you will be able to find both drinks easily at restaurants or bars.

The composition procedure of both drinks is really easy, just double-check you have all the imperative ingredients with you so that you don’t have to deal with an uncommon taste.

About Old Fashioned Drink:

An old fashioned is a highly popular cocktail that is prepared by adding Whiskey, blending the sugar with bitters and garnished with citrus rind at the end. Bitters are flavored with multiple botanical elements, and are alcoholic, used in the preparation of drinks that eventually gives the drink either sour or bitter taste.

The old fashioned drink was established during the 19th century and became IBA’s Official Cocktail in the 1880s. The old fashioned drink is so much loved that it has marked its name at the 6th position in the book - David A Embury’s - The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

Recipe of Bourbon Old Fashioned Drink:

To make bourbon old fashioned drink, follow the methods listed below.


  • Sugar - ½ teaspoon
  • Angostura bitters - 3 dashes
  • Bols triple sec - ½ ounce
  • Water - ½ teaspoon
  • Bourbon Whiskey - 2oz
  • Orange peel - for garnishing


  • Take a beautifully shaped rock glass. Add water, sugar and bitters. Mix them well and stir until the sugar is properly dissolved. If sugar is not dissolved properly, your drink will not taste good.
  • Once you have mixed it well add the bourbon whiskey, put 1 large ice cube and stir them to combine all flavors.
  • Rub the orange peel on the top of the glass, put the peel in the glass and serve.

About Pisco Sour Drink:

Originating from Peruvian, Pisco sour is an alcoholic drink that has been loved by millions of people. In Peru and Chile, Pisco sour is one of the most popular beverages and is a must drink with cuisines. The name “Pisco Sour” is derived from the word “Pisco” that itself is a liquor whereas “Sour” has been referring to sweetner or other juicy components.

Recipe of Pisco Sour Drink::

To make pisco sour, follow the methods listed below.


  • Pisco - 2oz
  • Fresh Lime Juice - 1oz
  • Simple Syrup - ½ oz
  • Angostura Bitters - for garnishing


  • Take a shaker and add all ingredients into it. Once all ingredients are added in the shaker, shake it properly so all ingredients get mixed well.
  • Strain the drink into a glass of your choice and add ice cubes to the drink.
  • Garnish it with angostura bitters and serve it.

Following the steps mentioned above, you can easily make drinks and enjoy it at different occasions.