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Old Fashion Mix

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"Homemade Old Fashion mix!"
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10 m servings 152
Original recipe yields 32 servings (4 cups )


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  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let syrup cool to room temperature. Stir in bitters. Store in 1-quart bottle with lid.


  • Cook's Notes
  • Best old fashion is made in a 16-ounce or larger glass with ice. Add 2 to 3 fluid ounces of your choice of one of the following: brandy, whiskey, bourbon, Southern Comfort®.
  • For sweet old fashion: use lemon-lime soda (such as 7-Up® or Sprite®). For sour old fashion, use tangy grapefruit soda (such as Squirt®) or grapefruit soda. Garnish with orange slice, maraschino cherry, pineapple, or olives, Brussels sprouts, or mushrooms.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 152 calories; 0 32 0 0 2 Full nutrition

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The "old fashion" is a cocktail often ordered when waiting for one of those famous Midwest Friday Fish Frys. I have been making Old Fashion mix for years. Angostura Aromatic Bitters found in g...

1. The leisure suit is an old fashion. The cocktail is called an "old fashionED." 2.) This recipe incorporates two of the essential ingredients of an old fashioned--sugar and aromatic bitt...

I love Old Fashions so I thought I would give this a whirl. I think it was way too heavy on the bitters so I would suggest cutting them down to suit your taste. That being said, I think making t...