The Bull Old Fashioned

Bulleit Bourbon Old Fashioned with a hint of classic American BBQ Sauce.

The Bull Old Fashioned


  • 50ml

    Bulleit Bourbon

  • 15ml

    Smokey BBQ Sauce

  • 5ml

    Sugar Syrup

  • 3

    Dashes of Angostura Bitters

  • 1

    Orange Twist (Garnish)

  • 1Tbsp

    Smoked Paprika (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Rocks Glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Mixing Glass

  • 1

    Julep Strainer

  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Stir all ingredients in an Ice-filled Mixing Glass.
    2. Stir to combine and dilute.
    3. Strain into an Ice-filled Rocks Glass.
    4. Garnish with an Orange Twist and a Pinch of Smoked Paprika.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content

    15.8 g per serve

History of the drink

Although the Old-Fashioned cocktail is known for its American origins, the concept of combining a spirit, sweetener, and bitters in a drink can be traced back to 17th Century England. London apothecary Richard Stoughton created the first aromatic bitters around 1690, which were widely used in British bars and colonies by the mid-1700s.
The first definition of the word ‘Cocktail’ was published in the May 1806 issue of ‘The Balance and Columbian Repository’ in Hudson, New York as a response to a reader's letter. In the following issue, the editor described it as a potent mixture of spirits, bitters, water and sugar – known as a bittered sling. This is essentially the recipe for an Old-Fashioned, which was also referred to as a bittered sling at the time.
The cocktail evolved over time. By the 1860s, orange curaçao, absinthe and other liqueurs were commonly added to the drink. However, as cocktails became more complex many drinkers longed for the simpler, pre-1850s versions of the drink. As a result, the Old- Fashioned cocktail made a comeback. It quickly became one of the most popular cocktails with whiskey being the spirit of choice.