It's hump day - a perfect excuse to make a lockdown cocktail! Here's one of our favourites to help you count down to the weekend...

Old Fashioned


50ml whisky 
5ml 2:1 sugar syrup
2 dashes bitters
Citrus twist to garnish
Glass: frozen rocks
Garnish: lemon or orange twist


1. Half-fill your glass with ice. Add the sugar syrup, the bitters and half the whisky. Stir for about 30 seconds.
2. Add a bit more ice and the rest of the whisky and stir for another half a minute. Add another piece of ice if you wish.
3. Garnish and serve.

Some nice alternative Old Fashioned ideas...

Rye whiskey, Angostura Orange bitters, sugar syrup, lemon twist
Bourbon, Angostura bitters, maple syrup, orange twist
Rum, Bitter Truth Spiced Chocolate Bitters, sugar syrup, orange twist
Añejo tequila, Angostura Orange bitters, sugar syrup, grapefruit twist