If you don’t know much about cocktails and you heard someone at a bar say ‘’give me an old-fashioned cocktail’’ you might think they are a regular. However, they are probably ordering the OG of cocktails; Old-Fashioned cocktail. This cocktail was the first alcoholic beverage to be referred to as a cocktail. The Old Fashioned recipe was invented in the early 1800s and was given the name Old-Fashioned in 1881 by a bartender who liked to mix things up a little. This old, but delicious drink is usually made with bourbon, bitters, club soda, muddled sugar, and some ice.
It has been a long time since the Old Fashioned Cocktail was invented, therefore, while the old recipe is still golden, there are now new varieties of the drink. The base of the recipe stays the same but some new ingredients come out to play with these recipes. There is nothing wrong mixing old with new and the following recipes are all worth a try.
Before we get into the more festive recipes, we have to pay our respects to the original recipe. You can use this recipe to make a classic old – fashioned or use its a base of your own old – fashioned cocktail.
Who doesn’t like the taste of vanilla? Often, you can get a hint of vanilla while drinking a good bourbon or rye, the ultimate sweet taste is one of the best things that go with the bitterness of alcohol. This recipe brings bourbon and its good friend vanilla together to make the old – fashioned cocktail a little sweeter. Serving the Vanilla Old fashioned with a piece of cake or other sweet pastries will surely make your guests happy.
Cherries used to be a summer-only fruit but thanks to frozen fruits, we can now have them all year around especially in drinks and food. This recipe will work with both fresh and frozen cherries so you can enjoy it all year round. Bartenders used to ass a maraschino cherry in old – fashioned cocktails all the time but now, with this recipe, you can bump up the sweet/savory taste of cherries with your cocktail.
A really refreshing and absolutely delicious spin on the Old Fashioned cocktail. Mixing bourbon and blackberries makes a very festive and rich flavor and this cocktail makes the best of it. With the colder weather approaching, it is time to reunite with all think bourbon and this is the perfect drink to make for the holiday get-togethers or just a quiet night in with your partner. Not only does this drink tasty, but it is also very pretty when served right.
You read it right. Bacon! This beverage is served in National Pork Park in Nantucket during the festivals. The taste is strong but smooth and a little bit sweeter than expected. Using bacon fat to make a drink might sound strange but trust us, once you try it, you might end up making it every afternoon. You will first need to make the Bacon Bourbon before making the old-fashioned. The recipe to the bacon bourbon is below right above the old- fashioned recipe. Happy experimenting!
We hope you enjoy these delicious Old fashioned cocktail recipes this holiday season. Feel free to let us know what you thought of them below.