How to make an Old Hickory

Old Hickory Cocktail

The Old Hickory consists only of vermouth & bitters. It was first mentioned in print back in 1937 and is the perfect cocktail for experimenting with different vermouths to understand the different botanicals used.

Old Hickory Cocktail Recipe
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Old Hickory Cocktail Recipe


  • 45mL Sweet Vermouth
  • 45mL Dry Vermouth
  • 2-3 Dashes of Peychaud's Bitters
  • 2-3 Dashes of Orange Bitters


  1. Add all the ingredients to your mixing glass
  2. Stir for 20-25 seconds
  3. Strain into a chilled stemmed cocktail glass
  4. Garnish with a twist of citrus & express the oils

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