Cranberry Old Fashioned

My husband always orders an Old Fashioned whenever we go to a nice restaurant. So I really wanted to surprise him with that drink for the holidays at home. I found the recipe on Inspired by Charm and we all fell in love!

We actually taste tested three bourbons and found that Jim Beam actually made the best one.  While we don’t normally drink that brand it didn’t overpower the drink. Our second favorite brand was Eagle Rare. This is such a delicious holiday drink!


Makes 1 cocktail

Here’s what you will need:
3 ounces quality bourbon whiskey
1 ounce cranberry simple syrup*
3 shakes Angostura bitters
Garnish with orange peel, Ocean Spray® Fresh Cranberries, and rosemary

In a serving glass with ice, stir together the bourbon, cranberry simple syrup, and bitters. Garnish with orange peel, fresh cranberries, and rosemary.

*Cranberry Simple Syrup – In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water, 1 cup of sugar, and one cup of fresh cranberries to a boil. Once boiling, cook for 4-5 minutes. Strain with a fine mesh sieve. Cool before serving.

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