Whip up this spiced old fashioned cocktail to sip on this week. This Wisconsin old fashioned is an easy and tasty mixed drink.
This personally is the best old-fashioned that will give you incredible flavor just like you ordered from a bartender.
What Is An Old Fashioned
An old-fashioned is a cocktail that is made with a bourbon or even a brandy. Then you pair with orange, bitters, sugar, etc. Depending on where you live, might depend what type of ingredients are used in this mixed cocktail drink.
Why You Will Love This DIY Drink
- Simple to Make
- Tons of Flavor
- Just as good as ordering from the bar
- Great for serving up guests
- A great drink for a night at home
- Classic Recipe
- Cinnamon Stick
- Star Anise
- Orange Juice
- Apple Juice
- Orange Bitters
- Spiced honey syrup
How to Make
The first thing I do is work on the simple syrup portion. You will mix it up in a saucepan and cook for around 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool down.
Now to make your Old Fashioned cocktail, add in your bitters, apple and orange juice, and bourbon. Add in the homemade simple syrup you made.
Pour ice and top with the old-fashioned mix. Garnish with spices and herbs and sip away!
If you made the simple syrup, just store the leftover syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last around a week or so.
For DIY simple syrup I find refrigerating extends the shelf life. Where store-bought most can be left at room temperature.
Yes, you can buy simple syrup at the store or liquor store. You can find the syrup next to ginger beer, drink mixes, etc for alcoholic drink.
However, this recipe has instructions for how to make homemade simple syrup. I’d recommend doing that.
I love an orange bitters for this drink, but you will find you have many to choose from. Each bitters, will offer a unique blend of flavor. So, I recommend buying your favorite brand. I like the Angostura bitters.
You are welcome to use less of the alcohol to allow the drink to be less strong. Or if you like a stronger drink leave the recipe as is.
You are welcome to adjust this old-fashioned cocktail to fit your preference of flavoring.
Consider These Recipes To Pair Wih Your Cocktail
Here are some sweet treats to pair with your refreshing cocktail. All of these desserts are a popular must have to end the night.
- Pink Velvet Cupcakes
- Whipped Shortbread Cookies
- Whopper Malt Ball Layered Cake
- One of these many cheesecake flavors