This ORANGE SPICE OLD FASHIONED is a fall twist on a delicious whiskey or brandy cocktail! Easy to throw together!
Y’all know how much I love my cocktails, right? Well, today I’m sharing with you new favorite – an Orange Spice Old Fashioned!
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These typically start with a sugar cube, muddled with an orange rind and a splash of bitters. Then in goes a little brandy or whiskey and a splash of soda. You top it with some cherries, and oh goodness you have a good cocktail on your hands.
I decided to put a little bit of a fall twist on this cocktail by using a little more orange than necessary, some orange bitters (easy to find, right next to your regular bitters), and then . . . THEN! you add a tiny pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg with the sugar. Just like the smallest little pinch, and it makes for the best cocktail.
I made it with both brandy and whiskey, and though I do love me some whiskey, I’m pretty solidly in the camp that believes that Old Fashioneds should be made with brandy. . . . it’s really the Wisconsin way to go. I also added a little more soda than your average bartender would, because I’m a mom of three kids, and let’s be real, I can’t be drinking hard liquor pretty much straight.
One yummy cocktail, friends!
Orange Spice Old Fashioneds
- 2 large orange peels
- 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
- pinch of cinnamon
- even small pinch of nutmeg
- 3 dashes of orange bitters
- 2 ounces whiskey or brandy
- 4 ounces lemon lime soda such as 7UP, or Sierra Mist
In the bottom of a small tumbler, add the orange peels, sugar, and spices. Muddle together. (I just used the end of an ice cream scoop.)
Add the orange bitters, whiskey or brandy, soda, and top with ice. Stir to combine.
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