Old fashioned – 5 modern variations of this iconic classic

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Old fashioned is a true iconic classic, and a cocktail every connoisseur should enjoy once in a while with a good quality bourbon or whiskey being rye, whiskey, whisky, or something new and modern like these wonderful serves provided in this post.

The thing I like the most about old fashioned, is that you get a true feel of the spirit and most of the time I just want to support the notes from the spirit with the sweetener, bitters or use a small amount of modifyers which compliments the spirit. To me an old fashioned is all about the spirit, being in full focus.

Below you’ll find five delicious modern variations of an old fashioned cocktail, that I think you should give a try.

Cheers and enjoy!


IBA official old fashioned recipe
  • 4.5 cl Bourbon or Rye whiskey
  • Few dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Few dashes plain water

Old fashioned – recipes

Old fashioned - Fashionable escape

Fashionable escape

60 ml Butterfly pea flower infused apple gin (ginscape)
1 bsp Elderflower liqueur
1 bsp Grapefruit liqueur
Dash orange and tangerine bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Small blue flowers

Old fashioned - Pumpkin old fashioned

Pumpkim old fashioned

60 ml Bourbon
10 ml Pumpkin syrup homemade
1 bsp Apple cuvee
Dash apple, lemon & thyme bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated apple and a cocktail pick

Old fashioned - Pink rubi´s

Pink rubi´s

50 ml Rubis blanc (French pure malt spirit)
10 ml Figue eau de vie
2 bsp Pink pepper syrup

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Lemon peel and a flower

Old fashioned - Mac tropic

Mac tropic

50 ml Rum (Machucaworld)
1 bsp Safari exotic liqueur
1 bsp Banana liqueur
1 bsp Falernum
Dash angostura bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple and banana

Old fashioned - Gnista´s old fashioned

Gnista´s old fashioned 0%

60 ml Barreled oak from Gnistaspirits
2 bsp Homemade camilla sunday tea syrup (chamomile, anise, blood orange & mint)
Dash orange bitters

Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Orange peel and a cocktail pick

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Refreshing tequila cocktails – mezcal & tequila combos

Peppy
Blood & ginger
Yummi gommy
Grapefruit & agave

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Refreshing tequila cocktails

Cocktails with agave spirits also called mezcal and tequila cocktails. These cocktails have one thing in common if you ask me – they love to be paired with fruit.

Tequila cocktails with fruit you say ? Yes I have provided four delicious cocktails below, using agave spirits and fruit, these cocktails is full of summer vibes and perfect to enjoy anytime on a sunny day, or when you’re in the mood for a delicious and refreshing cocktail with tequila (agave) that is fresh, fruity and full of summer vibes.

Try them out – you won’t regret it !

If you haven’t tried mezcal before, it can be a little overwhelming spirit. The smoked agave taste is distinctive, and because of that I like to pair mezcal and tequila when I use mezcal in my cocktails, to get the best of both spirits, and because I think it gives the best balance most of the time.

Cheers & Enjoy!


Refreshing tequila cocktails – recipes

Refreshing tequila cocktails - Blood & ginger

Blood & ginger

35 ml Tequila blanco
15 ml Mezcal
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
12.5 ml Blood orange syrup
Ginger beer

Method: Shake with ice (except ginger beer). Fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with ginger beer
Garnish: Sprig of mint, lime peel and a metal straw

Refreshing tequila cocktails - Peppy

Peppy

25 ml Mezcal
25 ml Tequila blanco
20 ml Pink peppercorn syrup
20 ml Fresh organic lime juice
20 ml Fresh organic grapefruit juice
Pinch smoked salt

Method: Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit and pink pepper corns

Refreshing tequila cocktails - Yummi gommy

Yummi gommy

20 ml Mezcal
20 ml Tequila blanco
20 ml Fresh organic lime juice
15 ml Gomme syrup
Fresh watermelon

Method: Add watermelon to a shaker and muddle (I used around 3 table spoons in dices). Add all other ingredients. Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Watermelon and lime peel

Refreshing tequila cocktails - Grapefruit & agave

Grapefruit & agave

30 ml Tequila blanco
15 ml Mezcal
15 ml Grapefruit liqueur
15 ml Fresh organic lime juice
Grapefruit tonic

Method: Shake with ice (except grapefruit tonic). Fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with grapefruit tonic
Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit, flower and a glass straw

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