A New Take on an Old Favorite

Recipe adapted from foodandwine.com

Old Fashioneds are a Wisconsin staple, and the perfect compliment to any supper club dinner. But why wait for a special night out to enjoy this tried and true favorite. This variation on a classic drink can be made at home and enjoyed on a crisp fall night by the fire. On extra chilly nights, try it as a hot drink instead!


  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) Applejack Whiskey or Brandy
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Simple Syrup or Honey Syrup (see Note)
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 lemon peel twist


Mix Applejack, honey or simple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail glass filled with ice, and stir until very well chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with lemon peel twist, and serve. For a hot drink, combine ingredients in a heatproof glass with 2 ounces boiling water.


Honey Syrup (makes 1/2 cup): Combine 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup near-boiling water in a small heatproof bowl. Stir until dissolved. Let cool to room temperature before using.

Simple Syrup (makes 1/2 cup): Combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature before using.

Signature cocktails like this can be added to any of our beverage packages for your next event! Contact us to get started.