If you’re looking for the best old fashioned drink recipe out there, look no further. Sometimes the classics are classic for a reason. They don’t need any fancy flair, they don’t want for any upgraded glasses, and they are solid enough to stand on their own without a fancy name. That’s why this Old Fashioned drink is our favorite. It doesn’t need any upgrades to sell it. This variation on an old fashioned drink recipe introduces a bit more fruit than other versions. We like this because it all adds up to a complex flavor profile that hints at sweet without being overpowering. By introducing sweet maraschino cherries and a dash of simple syrup, you’ll find that this old fashioned drink appeals to Bourbon lovers as well as those who don’t prefer straight whiskey. It’s a balanced, interesting take on a classic. Here’s how to pull it off.
- 4 dashesBitters
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 Orange wedge
- 1 Maraschino Cherry
- 1 splash Club soda
- 2 oz Bourbon
- 1 Fresh orange wedge & cherry
- In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the bitters, sugar, orange wheel, cherry and a splash of soda.
- Remove the orange rind, add the bourbon and fill with ice.
- The club soda addition gives this drink a little sparkle. You may find that the sparkle is enough to endear this old fashioned drink to new generation Bourbon lovers. This old fashioned drink truly has something for everyone, and makes a great party drink. See how it’s done! We love the garnish, and think the amber coloring lends itself well to a sophisticated drink that looks great in the hand and tastes great as well. Cheers!