The Draper Old Fashioned

Try this delicious, sophisticated cocktail recipe from The Sussex Cocktail Bar.


  • 1 white sugar cube
  • 2 drops bitters
  • 1/4 shot maraschino liqueur
  • 2 shots of either makers mark bourbon/ jameson / j.walker red/ or havana rum
  • 1 drop of fresh orange juice
  • 1 drop of cherry syrup
  • 1 strip of orange zest


  1. Soak sugar cube in bitters inside a glass mixing beaker.
  2. Add the maraschino liqueur and a long strip of orange zest (with no white pith attached) and muddle.
  3. Fill beaker with ice.
  4. Use an orange wedge to rim the rocks glass and squeeze a couple of drops into beaker with a drop of cherry syrup.
  5. Add 2 shots of chosen spirit (traditionally bourbon) and stir for 10-15 seconds in each direction
  6. Make sure most of sugar has diluted before straining.
  7. Strain into ice filled orange rimmed rocks glass
  8. Garnish: orange zest wrapped around infused cherry and spiked


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