01/31/2012 12:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How-To Cocktail: The Old Fashioned

This drink's name says it all: The Old Fashioned adheres to the earliest known definition of "cocktail," which described a mixture of spirit, bitters, water and sugar. That's it. Nothing more.

While it sounds simple, this tipple is a true test of any professional or home bartender's skill. Fortunately, we got master mixologist and advisory board member Dushan Zaric to make this short video tutorial showing you how to fix a delicious Old Fashioned.

Get Zaric's full Old Fashioned recipe on, or try his contemporary version, which incorporates muddled fruit. Watch the video now. Cheers!