Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned – A Rye Cocktail

A great old fashioned great any time of the year, but this Ginger Old Fashioned is fabulous in the fall and winter! A great combination of flavors, it is a twist on the classic cocktail!



The Old Fashioned has been one of the most popular cocktails in the recent craft cocktail craze, partially due to its popularity from Mad Men and America’s thirst for whiskey.  Technically one of the “original” classic whiskey cocktails, the Old Fashioned is appropriately named, dating back to the 1880’s, where it was commonly consumed in the heart of whiskey country, Louisville, Kentucky.




This recipe adds a bit of a spicy citrus bite to the original recipe. Adding anything to an Old Fashioned is blasphemy in the eyes of some snobby cocktail folks, but who cares, its darn delicious!




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Using clementines in place of the typical orange gave this cocktail a brighter citrus, while the ginger adds a fresh spicy bite that brings a bit of an Asian flair to the drink. We liked the way that the Bulleit Rye pulls out the heat of the ginger and really makes the citrus shine. Using our brandied cherry brings a nice hint of sweet fruit and vanilla notes that give this version of the Old Fashioned a really nice depth! Here are some more tools to help you out, a clear ice makermuddler, angostura bitters, and ice ball mold.




Get in touch with your inner Don Draper and give this great cocktail a shot! If you are looking for another spicy Old Fashioned, try our Fired Peach Old Fashioned!






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Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 242

Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned



  1. Muddle the clementine, one cherry, ginger and bitters in the bottom of a mixing glass.
  2. Stir in Bourbon.
  3. Strain into glass with ice.
  4. Garnish with a piece of candied ginger and the other brandied cherry.
  5. Serve and channel your inner Don Draper.



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40 thoughts on “Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned – A Rye Cocktail

  1. Ooh, this sounds like a fantastic version! I’m halfway there with some Bulleit rye and some homemade spiced bourbon cherries–I’m off to the store now to get some ginger and clementines! The candied ginger garnish is an inspired touch, too. I can’t wait to try it (and your images are gorgeous)!

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