Talk show host personality Rachel Maddow appeared as a special guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, May 8th and taught Jimmy how to make an Old Fashioned. “We’re going to make a good drink. We’re going to make an Old Fashioned, the original way,” says Maddow.

She made sure to note that her bitters of choice is, in fact, Angostura® Aromatic Bitters. “Don’t buy some fancy artesian bitters,” she says.

Take a look at the video clip and tell us: do you agree with the way Maddow made the classic Old Fashioned?

Rachel Maddow's Old Fashioned


  • Sugar Cube
  • Dashes of Angostura® Aromatic Bitters, to taste
  • 2.5 oz Whiskey, Rye, or Bourbon


  1. Muddle sugar and Angostura® Aromatic Bitters .
  2. Add whiskey, then ice cubes.
  3. Stir with bar spoon and garnish with lemon peel.