9 New Old-Fashioneds You Should Be Making (Recipes)

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By Cooking Panda

Feeling elegant? I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for a sleek, fun cocktail that’s not only easy to make but gives my guests the false impression that I’m super classy.

Enter the old-fashioned, a simple yet classic and perfectly delicious cocktail.

It’s strong, but you can make it as sweet as you like. If you’ve never tried one, you should definitely whip one up. Here’s how to make the classic recipe.

But of course, if you’ve had a few of these in your day, you might be looking to branch out. Here are some delicious ways to do that!

1. Blood Orange Old-Fashioned

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It’s a small change, but a bit of this dark, sweet citrus will bring your old-fashioned to a totally new level. This is a great one for those who don’t like to deviate too much from the classics but want to try something new.

2. Spicy Old-Fashioned

A hot pepper paired with some bitters, sweet maple syrup and bold anejo tequila (or mezcal if you’re in the mood). If you can’t find a Fresno chile, you can use a serrano or jalapeno — or even a habanero if you’re feeling wild. 

3. Grilled Pineapple Old-Fashioned

Make sure your pineapple is plenty sweet. (Also, if you like your drinks on the sweeter side, muddle in a bit of brown sugar.) Want to highlight the smokier side of this charred cocktail? Rinse your glass with mezcal or peaty scotch like so.

4. Apple Cider Rum Old-Fashioned

If you miss the cozy, spiced flavors of autumn, you can’t do much better than this gingery, brown sugar-laden old-fashioned that has amazing apple cider ice cubes! Here’s how to make your own ginger liqueur.

5. Gin Old-Fashioned

Gin lovers, there’s a place for you at this table too! There are a bunch of different ways to make this cocktail — whether you like it classic or sweeter — but using Genever is surely the best bet!

6. Sour Cherry Old-Fashioned

A subtle way to mix things up: Swap out your usual bright red maraschino cherries for the sour variety and add strips of lemon zest for a tart yet sweet spin on your favorite.

7. Grilled-Peach Old-Fashioned

What does every old-fashioned secretly want? A big, juicy charred peach and some fresh herbs of course!

8. Chai Honey Old-Fashioned

Chai lovers will absolutely adore how spiced this infused bourbon is. Who would have thought it was so simple to make such a fancy drink?

9. Bacon Bourbon Old-Fashioned

Everybody knows that bacon makes everything better, and this bacon fat-infused bourbon is certainly no exception! And bacon + maple + orange is always a good idea, right?

Featured Image: Sam Howzit/Flickr

Tags: cocktails, drink recipe, Old Fashioned cocktail, old fashioned recipe, Thirsty Thursday
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