Not-Your-Grandfather’s Old Fashioned

Out of all the alcoholic drinks I created the [when-will-she-stop-talking-about-it] interaction celebration back in February, this was my preferred– in both developing and also drinking. It was the best justification for me to experiment with some new-to-me, somewhat-artisnal mixed drink items– Sonoma Syrup Co. No. 28 Classic Grenadine Syrup and also Tillen Farms Maraschino Cherries– that I would certainly been considering at the supermarket for some time. And also, the particular items come from north California and also Washington state, as do the bridegroom- and also bride, making their usage particularly proper for the occassion.

I’ve taken a reasonable quantity of freedoms with the traditional Old Fashioned to make it rather a lot more contemporary as well as, truthfully, tasty (credit rating for the name mosts likely to my mother-in-law, Shelley). When offered, I like making use of blood oranges to navels for a handful of factors: they provide a touch a lot more bitter taste to the beverage (supplementing the Angostura bitters as well as Cointreau instead well), as well as the beverage’s raspberry shade is a valued inconsistency from the much more usual, blasé brownish.

With the last stretch of winter season upon us– as well as Mad Men’s return much less than 2 weeks away (!)– I can not assume of a better time than currently to blend one (or a bottle) of these alcoholic drinks.

Not-Your-Grandfather’s Old Fashioned

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Prep work Time: 5 mins
Makes: 1 alcoholic drink


Mixed drink:

  • 2 ounces (57 grams) Bulleit bourbon (or various other, gluten-free bourbon)
  • 1/2 ounce (14 grams) newly pressed blood orange or navel orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce (14 grams) Sonoma Syrup Co. No. 28 Classic Grenadine Syrup ¹ 1– 2 tsps (5– 10 grams) maraschino cherry juice (from the cherry container), or to taste
  • 1 tsp (5 grams) Cointreau
  • 3 decreases Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • 1 Tillen Farms maraschino cherry, stemmed
  • 2 ounces (57 grams) carbonated water
  • Ice


  • 1 Tillen Farms maraschino cherry, with stem affixed
  • 1/2 piece blood orange


Integrate bourbon via bitters in a mixed drink shaker (or mason container) with great deals of ice, drink intensely till cold; alloted. In a dual old made glass (mine is 12 ounces, leaves great deals of area for ice), carefully smoosh stemmed cherry (not to a pulp, simply one excellent smash/smoosh). Include a handful of ice to glass. Pressure cooled alcoholic drink mix right into glass. Leading with carbonated water; mix delicately. Garnish with orange piece as well as cherry with stem. Offer instantly.


¹ I picked the grenadine (not pomegranate easy syrup) by Sonoma Syrup Co. due to the fact that it consists of 45% pomegranate juice, unlike the normal, syrupy pleasant selection. (Cough, Rose’s, which is incredible when utilized for icy boozy treats– such as the Summertime Granita– as sweet taste is dulled when things are iced up.) An additional excellent choice if you can not situate my recommended brand name is this by Stirrings– it’s much less wonderful, so you might desire boost cherry juice by 1 tsp.

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