The Old Hickory Cocktail Recipe

Nick Caruana

In contrast to tough guy Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson, this classic vermouth-based cocktail is a smooth operator. Be sure your bottles of vermouth are fresh—if it's been in your liquor cabinet for a year, throw it out!

Recipe Details

The Old Hickory Cocktail Recipe

Active 2 mins
Total 2 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 1 1/2 ounces dry vermouth

  • 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth

  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters

  • 1 dash orange bitters

  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. Add dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, Peychaud's Bitters, and orange bitters to a mixing glass. Fill 2/3 full with ice and stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist and serve.

Special Equipment

Mixing glass, barspoon, strainer, citrus peeler

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
144 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 85mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)