Bob’s Your Uncle Old Fashioned

Bob’s Your Uncle Old Fashioned

Course: AnyCuisine: AnyDifficulty: Easy


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There’s no wrong way to mix a drink, right? I mean, people mix stuff together all the time – substituting gin for vodka, or vodka for gin, or rum for bourbon, and vice-versa. So this is my take on the classic Old Fashioned, and honestly, I can’t go out and drink a bar-made Old Fashioned anymore – it’s almost always disappointing. (There are exceptions – the LongLeaf restaurant inside the Atlanta Botanical Garden makes an incredible Old Fashioned.)

The trick here is going heavy on the bitters, cherry liqueur instead of a cherry (although sometimes I use a cherry and a little cherry juice from the jar if I’m out of cherry liqueur), and Gran Gala instead of an orange rind. Also, the sweetness of the liqueurs does away with the need for a sugar cube. This thing is 100% alcohol, and it’s gotten rave reviews from everyone who’s tried it. Let me know what you think!


  • 3 oz Bulleit Bourbon

  • 1/2 oz Gran Gala Orange Liqueur

  • 1/2 oz Cherry liqueur

  • 6 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashion Aromatic Bitters


  • Add all contents to a rocks glass.
  • Stir a couple times until mixed
  • Drop in a large craft ice cube. Easy, right?
  • Garnish with a cherry or orange peel or leave it as-is. I’m easy.


  • I used DeKuyper Cherry liqueur, but for some reason it’s no longer stocked in my area
  • As for bitters, Angostura is the standard go-to, so if you have that, use it – I just really like the Fee Bros products
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Bob Sawyer

Hi! I’m Bob!

If it’s got bourbon in it, I’m drinking it. And if it’s really good, I’m gonna figure out how to make it, and share it with you. Because I’m good like that.




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