Lazy Old Fashioned

This Lazy Old Fashioned recipe by Monkey Shoulder is the perfect solution to any last-minute party drink indecision: not only is it super quick and simple to make, it’s utterly delicious (and a little too moreish!). Alternatively, mix a batch up for yourself and open when desired – each bottle has a four-week shelf life.

Standard 700ml bottle


1. Empty 100ml of whisky from a bottle of Monkey Shoulder (and use in another drink!)

2. Replace this with 100ml of demerara simple syrup. Simple syrup can be made by dissolving equal parts sugar and water in a pan and leaving to cool.

3. Add 15ml Angostura Bitters

4. Mix well and mrk the bottle label with Lazy Old Fashioned

5. To serve, fill a rocks glass with ice and pour over Lazy Old Fashioned. Twist orange peel over the glass to garnish.

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1 bottle (serves 14):

  • 700ml Monkey Shoulder
  • 800ml 1:1 sugar syrup
  • 85ml filtered/mineral water
  • 14ml Angostura Bitters

2 bottles (serves 28):

  • 1400ml Monkey Shoulder
  • 160ml 1:1 sugar syrup
  • 170ml filtered/mineral water
  • 28ml Angostura Bitters