What I'm Drinking: Blood Orange Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is the cocktail of choice up here in the Northwoods. (I most often order mine sweet with brandy.) Rather than use the typically-called for sugar cube and muddled orange, I've subbed in blood orange simple syrup to make this cocktail extra-special.

Blood Orange Old Fashioned (printer-friendly version)
makes one cocktail

3 ounces bourbon or brandy
1 ounce blood orange simple syrup
several dashes of Angostura bitters
club soda
blood orange peel garnish

1. Stir together the bourbon, blood orange simple syrup, and bitters.
2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, top with a splash of club soda.
3. Garnish with a blood orange peel and serve.


  1. Yes! Love this idea. My favorite drink is an Old Fashioned... I love riffs on the drink.


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