Apple Cider Old Fashion is a twist on an supper club favorite. Brandy, Brown Sugar, Bitters, and Fresh Apple Cider make an delicious and unique fall drink.
I am a Wisconsin girl and love an Old Fashion. In Wisconsin, there is a tradition of a Friday night fish fry and an Old Fashion.
What is an Old Fashion???
There are different ways to take a Wisconsin Old Fashion: Brandy, Whisky, Bourbon? Sweet, Sour, Press? Olives or Cherries? Muddled? So many questions, and everyone has a favorite. My request is, brandy Old Fashion sour with olives. I also love a muddled Old Fashion which is when the bartender muddles sugar, cherry, and an orange wedge in the bottom of the glass. However, non-muddled are still delicious- all are a Wisconsin tradition!
This version of an Old Fashion is a little different. I use apple cider in place of a soda, and a little brown sugar. This drink uses a little bitters, and I opt for brandy for my cocktail. I use a little gadget like this one to make ice balls for this drink, but cubed and crushed ice works just fine. You can use whiskey or bourbon is you prefer it over brandy as well. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and an apple wedge, and you have a new fall drink!
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What do you need to make an Apple Cider Old Fashion?
- Brandy, Whiskey, or Bourbon
- Apple cider
- Brown sugar
- Cinnamon sticks
- Highball glasses
Drinking these bring me into fall, and I love the smell of the drink as I sip it. I love the fresh apple cider mixed with the smells from cinnamon and boozy brandy.
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Apple Cider Old Fashion
- ½ teaspoon light brown sugar
- 2 oz brandy
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- ⅔ cup apple cider
- slices of apples
- cinnamon sticks
- In a glass, add brown sugar and brandy. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add ½ cup crushed or cubed ice.
- Add bitters and apple cider.
- Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.
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Camilla M. Mann
Bourbon is always my libation of choice! And this is the perfect cocktail for welcoming in autumn. Thanks for sharing.
I've never tried an Old Fashion, this sounds like a great recipe to try for the first time. Cheers.
I need to grab some apple cider because I have everything else and this sounds amazing.
I remember my dad making my grandmother her evening old fashioned. She would have loved this one.
I am definitely team brandy with you when it comes to Old Fashions. And the apple cider sounds like a lovely twist on the classic.
Inger @ Art of Natural Liivng
Perfect fall drink! Just wish I had some bitters up north with me. Ah well Tuesday 🙂
Liz @ Books n' Cooks
I've just started enjoying Old Fashions and am having fun experimenting - definitely adding this one to my list to try!
Amy (Savory Moments)
This is my kind of cocktail for sure! It looks delicious.
I've got everything I need to make this. How wonderful!
Such a delicious twist to an Old Fashioned. These look so perfect for fall!
I am all in on this amazing Old Fashion! The flavors are warm and this tastes delicious!
I've never had one, and this looks like the perfect one to start with!
This sounds delicious! I love that it's made with apple cider!