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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

old′ fash′ioned(n.)

  1. (sometimes caps.) a cocktail made with whiskey, bitters, water, and sugar.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of old fashioned:



  1. of a kind that is no longer in style.

  2. favored or prevalent in former times:

    old-fashioned ideas.

  3. having the conservative behavior, ways, ideas, or tastes of earlier times.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. old fashioned(adj)

    a cocktail made of whiskey and bitters and sugar with fruit slices

  2. antique, demode, ex, old-fashioned, old-hat(p), outmoded, passe, passee(adj)

    out of fashion

    "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"


  1. Old Fashioned

    The Old Fashioned is an IBA Official Cocktail made by muddling dissolved sugar with bitters then adding alcohol, such as whiskey or brandy, and a twist of citrus rind. It is traditionally served in a short, round, 8–12 US fl oz tumbler-like glass, which is called an Old Fashioned glass, named after the drink. The Old Fashioned is one of six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury's The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

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