I love a good old fashioned, but making a fresh homemade drink on the spot can be time consuming! I created this easy homemade mix to save time and still have a delicious homemade drink that guests will love! This mix is also makes a great gift!

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan; remove from heat. Stir oranges, cherries, and cinnamon stick into sugar mixture. Cover saucepan and steep for 1 hour.

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  • Remove fruit and cinnamon stick from mixture using a slotted spoon; stir in bitters.

Cook's Note:

I use old liquor or wine bottles to store the mix in once it's cooled! Can be refrigerated or left at room temperature!

I use usually a little less than 2 tablespoons bitters.

Nutrition Facts

66.3 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 15.8g 5% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2015
BEST OLD FASHIONED I'VE EVER HAD! I've been testing OF's at every Supper Clubs and bars for over 20 years--but decided to make my own after receiving a nice bottle of whiskey for my birthday. I made this recipe (with 1C Sugar and 2C Brown Sugar) and I did mash the orange and cherries prior to steeping. I used 1 part mix to 1:1 with a splash of Squirt soda... simply delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course I'm in Wisconsin so I have to try it with Brandy tomorrow night, but I expect the same excellent result. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2015
Too much sugar! Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2015
BEST OLD FASHIONED I'VE EVER HAD! I've been testing OF's at every Supper Clubs and bars for over 20 years--but decided to make my own after receiving a nice bottle of whiskey for my birthday. I made this recipe (with 1C Sugar and 2C Brown Sugar) and I did mash the orange and cherries prior to steeping. I used 1 part mix to 1:1 with a splash of Squirt soda... simply delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course I'm in Wisconsin so I have to try it with Brandy tomorrow night, but I expect the same excellent result. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2013
Love this! I think the cinnamon adds a nice touch. I strained the mix into jars to give as gifts and included a tag with instructions: Mix 1 part (or to taste) Old Fashioned Mix with 2 parts bourbon. Serve over ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange wedge, if desired. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2013
This mix really is good, but the one thing that is completely missing is at least a guideline on how much to use per drink??? Doesn’t have to be exact, I understand that depends on one’s taste, but at least suggest a starting point. The rating is solely based on taste, as I think there’s a very important part of this recipe missing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2015
This recipe not only is delicious and easy to make but smells heavenly. I made this I a cold winter night and the house smelled so good! The only question is... does it need refrigeration? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2018
I made the recipe just as written. EXCELLENT. Once family and friends tried this, I have been taking orders and making gallons of it. Of course, we are in Wisconsin... Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
I have tried this recipe and it is better than a name brands. Although the instructions don't say how to mix it I have found that 1 shot of mix with 1 shot of either Southern Comfort or Brandy works and one shot of Sprite or 7 up. If you are using a whiskey or bourbon use 3/4 of a shot of bourbon and 1 shot of everything else and enjoy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2019
Wonderful recipe. I used brown sugar. Taste changes with different bourbons and whiskeys. Resembles apple pie with some original Bushmills Irish Whiskey. Fantastic with Elijah Craig and other bourbons! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2015
Too much sugar! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2020
I made this exact to the recipe and this was fantastic. Can taste the fruit with out any muddling! Read More