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Old Fashioned

This Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe is a classic you must try. A Wisconsin staple, an Old Fashioned Recipe is essential for any at home bar tender.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon old fashioned, brandy old fashioned, cocktail recipe, drink recipe, whiskey old fashioned
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1 strip lemon peel
  • 1 strip orange peel
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey (or brandy or gin)
  • 2 ounces club soda (or lemon lime soda or sour soda)
  • cherry and orange wedge to garnish


  • In the bottom of a short tumbler, add the orange peel, lemon peel, cherry and sugar cube.
  • Soak the sugar cube with the bitters. Muddle everything together.
  • Pour in bourbon, add ice, and stir to combine.
  • Optional: Top with club soda.


As noted in the post, a Wisconsin Old Fashioned uses Brandy in the place of Bourbon and either sweet soda (like 7 Up or Sprite) or sour soda (like Squirt) in place of the club soda.
Please note that the nutritional information is based on the classic version with Bourbon and no club soda or soda.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 1mg