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Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned – A Rye Cocktail

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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.

Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned Cocktail in rocks glass with oranges, candied ginger chunks and cherries in front of a whiskey bottle and bitters.

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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.

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Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned Cocktail in a rocks glass with candied ginger, cherries and clementines on a wooden board

Old Fashioned Ingredients

  • Rye Whiskey
  • Clementines
  • Bitters
  • Brandied Cherries
  • Fresh Ginger

Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned Cocktail with candied ginger, cherries and clementines. Ginger Old Fashioned.

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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 makermuddler, angostura bitters, and ice ball mold.


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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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Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned Cocktail in rocks glass with oranges, candied ginger and cherries around it. Whiskey bottle and bitters bottle behind with greenery.
Yield: 1

Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned - A Rye Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

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.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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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Ashley Graham (@LoveandMimosas)

Monday 21st of March 2016

Now this is my kind of drink! Other than mimosas, I love me a good old fashioned!

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

Thanks! It is one of our favorites!


Friday 4th of March 2016

I love love love bourbon! And ginger, and cherries. I will be trying this out this weekend. :)

The 'Noms.

Saturday 5th of March 2016

It's a great combo! Cheers!

Home by Jenn

Friday 4th of March 2016

Love this! Can't wait to try this. Love fruit drinks.


Friday 4th of March 2016

It's like you just created the perfect cocktail for me! Pinning and looking forward to trying later. :)


Thursday 3rd of March 2016

My dad will be happy to learn this recipe :)

The 'Noms.

Saturday 5th of March 2016

It's pretty tasty!

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