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Homemade Old Fashioned Mix Recipe

Homemade Old Fashioned Mix

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"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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Original recipe makes 48 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. 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.
  2. Remove fruit and cinnamon stick from mixture using a slotted spoon; stir in bitters.
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  • 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.

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Nov 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.

Dec 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!


5 Ratings

Apr 29, 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.

Jan 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 ?

Oct 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


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  • Calories
  • 66 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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