Brandy Old-Fashioned Recipe

Brandy, Angostura Bitters, Simple Syrup, Orange, Cherry
Brandy Old-Fashioned

The Brandy Old-Fashioned is a variation on the classic Old-Fashioned made with brandy (obviously) instead of whiskey, and explicitly calls for muddling an orange slice and a cherry in the bottom of the glass along with the simple syrup and Angostura bitters.

The Brandy Old-Fashioned is a contentious drink. For some Old-Fashioned purists, it represents an affront to all the progress made in the last few years of the cocktail renaissance. But for others, particularly those from its home state of Wisconsin, it's a classic that deserves recognition in its own right. Our verdict? This is a separate drink entirely, and that's just fine.

Brandy Old-Fashioned Ingredients

2 oz brandy
2 dashes Angostura bitters
0.25 oz simple syrup
Orange slice
Maraschino cherry

How to make a Brandy Old-Fashioned

  1. Muddle orange slice, maraschino cherry, simple syrup, and bitters in the bottom of an Old-Fashioned glass.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Add brandy, stir gently, and serve.
Brandy Old-Fashioned