Festive Old Fashioned Cocktail

The old fashioned is the classic whisky cocktail.

And you know me, there’s nothing I like more than putting a twist on a classic…

Festive old fashioned ● Christmas cocktail recipe ● Cake + Whisky

Especially when said twist happens to be a festive one.

I mean, there’s a very limited period of time when people (my boyfriend) won’t judge me for adding cinnamon and cranberry to any food/drink that gets near me. And I fully intend to make the absolute most of it.

Festive old fashioned ● Christmas cocktail recipe ● Cake + WhiskyFestive old fashioned ● Christmas cocktail recipe ● Cake + Whisky

The perfect festive mix of sweet cranberry syrup, zesty orange and warming cinnamon, this festive old fashioned remains true to its classic roots, but with a little cheer-y lift.

Festive old fashioned ● Christmas cocktail recipe ● Cake + WhiskyFestive old fashioned ● Christmas cocktail recipe ● Cake + Whisky

The perfect berry & bright tipple to go alongside a spot of tree decorating and Bublé singalong.

But you know the drill – don’t drink and drive, ‘elf and safety etc…

Festive old fashioned ● Christmas cocktail recipe ● Cake + Whisky

Festive Old Fashioned Cocktail

Yield: 1

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place one of orange peels and the cranberries into a cocktail shaker. Add the cinnamon syrup and muddle lightly with a bar spoon.
  2. Top with a double mesure of Woodford Reserve bourbon.
  3. Add the ice cubes and stir with a bar spoon until ice cold, then strain into a tumbler glass.
  4. Top with a few dashes of cranberry bitters.
  5. Twist the remaining orange peel over the drink to release citrus oil, then rub the inside of the peel on the rim of the glass.
  6. Garnish with skewered cranberries and serve immediately.
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More (easy but life-changing) recipes to make this Christmas

Mulled-wine inspired Christmas martini (VE)

Turkey + cranberry sausage rolls

Christmas orange salad (VE)

Festive Brussel sprout slaw (V)

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  1. 15-12-2017 / 10:48 PM

    Think I’ll get my bottle o’ bourbon out! Merry Christmas, Sandra! x