Old-fashioned Whiskey Cocktail is not a new discovery. Whisky lovers have been enjoying this cocktail for more than a century. As it happens, people in the 1800’s were artistic with their alcoholic beverages.The first use of old-fashioned whiskey cocktail can be traced back to as early as the 1800s when it was made as a gin cocktail. Over time, it morphed into one of the first whisky cocktails. The cocktail holds its roots in Louisville, Kentucky and was first mixed at a private social club known as The Pendennis Club.Away with the history lessons. This old-fashioned whiskey cocktail recipe below is one you should try.How to make an old-fashioned whiskey cocktailIngredients1 thick sliced orange peel1 maraschino cherry, with stemA tsp sugar syrup2-3 drops whisky bittersice cubes, as necessary50ml/2fl oz Scotch or bourbonTwist of lemon peel to garnishPreparationTake the orange peel and squeeze it with your fingers. Rub the peel around the insides of a whisky tumbler, then place into the glass.Add the cherry, sugar syrup and bitters, along with three ice cubes.Pour half of the scotch or bourbon and stir for about ten seconds.Dip in more ice then add the remaining scotch or bourbon and stir for 10-15 seconds.To serve, garnish with lemon peel.Serve in a rocks glass.