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 Facts

Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 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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