Lavender Old Fashioned

In bars from Manhattan to Mumbai, there are a few cocktails every good bartender knows by heart. The Old Fashioned is one such cocktail, a simple and versatile concoction that rewards experimentation. How You Glow shared their own take on this cocktail classic, substituting the traditional Angostura bitters for lavender bitters (which you can pick up here). It’s a fuss-free and feminine spin on an iconic drink – here’s how to make your own Lavender Old Fashioned. Cheers!


1 jigger (around 1.5 oz or 45 ml) rye whiskey
1 sugar cube
dash of lavender bitters
orange slice
fresh lavender for garnish


In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle your sugar, orange slice and bitters.
Add your whiskey and stir about 20 times, or until well mixed.
Add a large ice cube or a scoop of crushed ice and stir again.
Top with fresh lavender or a fresh orange slice, and enjoy.

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