The Old Fashioned 101

1 Olive2 Olives3 Olives4 Olives5 Olives
Rate this Drink! 3.50 by 2 users
post icon



  • Ingredients:
  • 1 ounce Wild Turkey Bourbon
  • ½ ounce apple cider
  • 3 sage leaves
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 orange twists
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 fresh cherry
  • 1 ounce Amaretto


Slice cherry from top to bottom five times around pit, and soak in Amaretto.
Muddle cider, sage, saffron, brown sugar, orange twists and zest together in glass. Add Wild Turkey Bourbon and stir. Strain and serve over ice, garnish with your Amaretto-soaked cherry.

Courtesy of Wild Turkey Bourbon


  1. by Fix Your Drink, March 25th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    On behalf of allow us to say: No, no, no, and no.

  2. by dotw, March 25th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Fix Your Drink

    Sure, this is not a proper Old Fashioned.  This cocktail is a riff on the Old Fashioned. We too are traditionalists when it comes to an Old Fashioned.  Though I agree in principal with the article you reference, there are few things I do take umbrage with such as making ice optional or using simple syrup rather than a sugar cube.  Bartenders have been riffing on the Old Fashioned for years, it is one things that makes it all so fun!