Last Updated on November 2, 2023 by Leah Hall
These great old fashioned ingredients are perfect for 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.
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Old Fashioned Variations
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! We like this version, the ginger Old Fashioned.
If You Are Looking for More Ginger Cocktails, Try These!
- Ginger Snap
- For Goodness Sake
- Ginger Cherry Smash
- Carrot Ginger Mimosa
- Caramel Apple Moscow Mule
Old Fashioned Ingredients
- Rye Whiskey
- Brandied Cherries
- Fresh Ginger
Old Fashioned Recipes
For these Old Fashioned ingredients we used clementines in place of the typical orange. This gave the 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 shin in this ginger Old Fashioned. Make sure to check out this Holiday Ginger Flip, too!
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 maker, muddler, angostura bitters, and ice ball mold.
If You Are Looking for More Cocktails with Bitters, Try These!
- Pine Old Fashioned
- Maple Old Fashioned
- Brandied Chocolate Manhattan
- Whiskey Lush
- Christmas Old Fashioned
- Fired Peach Old Fashioned
- Cider Manhattan
- Polyjuice Potion
- Autumn Pear
- Spiced Old Fashioned
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! Also, if you want a winter version, try the Pine Old Fashioned!
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Other Old Fashioned Cocktails
- Fired Peach Old Fashioned
- Smoked Maple Old Fashioned – How Sweet Eats
- Gin Old Fashioned – She Eats
- Coconut Banana Pineapple Rum Old Fashioned – Craft and Cocktails
- Toasted Pecan Old Fashioned – The Speckled Palate
- Winter Rye Old Fashioned
- Cognac Old Fashioned
Other Ginger Cocktails
- The Ginger Snap
- Orange Ginger Punch – Chew Street
- Cranberry Ginger Bellini – Platings and Pairings
- Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail – The Kitchen Prep
A spicy, sweet citrus twist on the classic Old Fashioned Cocktail. These Old Fashioned ingredients are sure to please!
- 2 thin slices fresh peeled ginger
- 2 brandied cherries
- 2 dashes bitters
- 2 ounces rye
- 1 clementine, peeled and segmented
Muddle the clementine, one cherry, ginger and bitters at the bottom of a mixing glass.
Pour in Rye. Add ice and stir to chill.
Double strain into glass with ice.
Garnish with a piece of candied ginger and the other brandied cherry.
Serve and channel your inner Don Draper.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 1.8gSaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 52.9gFiber: 10.1gSugar: 9.1gProtein: 9.4g
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