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Spiced Tequila Old Fashioned

Tequila , Modern Classics

The beautifully simple Old Fashioned gets a Mexican makeover with the addition of reposado tequila and a hit of allspice dram.

Elyx Cold Fashioned

Vodka , Modern Classics

Forget milk and sugar. Spike your next cold brew with vodka and sherry.

Black Barrel Old Fashioned

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Jameson brand ambassador Killian Lee suggests using Jameson Black Barrel whiskey in this version of an Old Fashioned. The whiskey mingles with two different kinds of bitters and a little Bénédictine liqueur to amplify its malty sweetness, making it a worthy twist on the classic.

This recipe originally appeared as part of Irish Whiskey Is Very Good in Cocktails. Have You Had These 5 Ultimate Examples?

Hennessy Old Fashioned

Brandy / Cognac Cognac , Modern Classics

Try a citrusy take on the legendary cocktail.

Smoked Old Fashioned

Scotch , Modern Classics

Spice up the Old Fashioned by bringing in smoke and single malt. This spin on the traditional recipe will make you fall in love with the classic all over again.

Normandie Old Fashioned

Bourbon / American Whiskey

This cocktail by Alex Day and Devon Tarby at The Normandie Club in Los Angeles employs bourbon cooked sous vide for two hours along with toasted coconut flakes—a much quicker and intense infusion than you’d get by simply adding a handful of flakes to the bottle and shaking it periodically for a few days.

Marzipan Old Fashioned

Mezcal Tequila , Modern Classics

Beverage director Cody Pruitt melts De La Rosa peanut marzipan candies into a marzipan syrup to sweeten this mezcal- and tequila-based Old Fashioned. A touch of oloroso sherry echoes the nutty flavors from the peanut-studded candy.

Wisconsin Old Fashioned

Brandy / Cognac , Classics

This cocktail, aka the Brandy Old Fashioned, is practically the official Wisconsin state drink and takes brandy instead of whiskey.

BACARDÍ® 8 Old Fashioned

Rum , Modern Classics

Created in New York in the early 1900s, the iconic Old Fashioned is deemed “the original cocktail.” But even the most established classics can do with a refresh every now and then. Try it with Bacardí 8 Años rum instead of whiskey and call yourself a visionary.

Traditional Old Fashioned

Rye Whiskey , Classics

So popular they named a glass after it, this whiskey cocktail is a classic go-to.

Irish Old Fashioned

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

This cocktail from top bartender Jack McGarry puts an Irish twist on the “original” old fashioned cocktail.

The Mount Gay Old Fashioned

Rum , Classics Modern Classics

Prefer rum to whiskey? This twist on the old timey classic will cure all your ailments.

Cacao Old Fashioned

Rum , Classics

A delicious chocolate-flavored rum is the base for this spin on the classic.

Ancho Old Fashioned

Liqueurs Tequila

Put some chile fire in your Old Fashioned.

The Casa Noble Old Fashioned

Tequila , Modern Classics

This south-of-the-border spin on the classic Old Fashioned calls for tequila and agave nectar.

Hazel’s Brandy Old Fashioned

Brandy / Cognac , Classics

The Brandy Old Fashioned is a classic Wisconsin cocktail that puts a brand new spin on the age-old recipe by using brandy instead of whiskey and just a touch of 7Up. Here's how top bartender Misty Kalkofen's mom in Green Bay likes hers.

Bourbon Old Fashioned

Bourbon / American Whiskey Whiskey , Classics

It's been said that the original cocktail contains sugar, bitters, whiskey and water. This variation, made by cocktail legend Dale Degroff, adds muddled fruit and soda water for a lighter, fruitier taste.

Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

Rye whiskey makes way for bourbon in this update on the original cocktail, the Old Fashioned. The basic recipe is bolstered here with sweetness from the bourbon itself and the addition of muddled fruit, plus a splash of club soda for fizz.

C & B Old Fashioned

Gin Liqueurs , Modern Classics

C for Campari; B for Benedictine.

Maple Old Fashioned

Rum , Modern Classics

Forget pancakes! Use your maple syrup in cocktails.

Knob Creek Old Fashioned

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

This potent bourbon cocktail is surprisingly sweet.

Old Fashioned

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

The Old Fashioned cocktail is old-school but never out of fashion.

81 Old Fashioned

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

This simple bourbon drink is pure old-school.

Añejo Old Fashioned

Tequila , Classics Modern Classics

This tasty and simple recipe will never go out of style.

White Russian

Vodka , Classics

Made infamous by The Dude's in The Big Lebowski, the White Russian is a classic vodka cocktail. Sweet, creamy and boozy, this three ingredient cocktail is dessert in a glass – an old fashioned glass, no less – with the ability to get you tipsy in no time. What more can you ask for?


Whiskey , Modern Classics

This inventive cocktail could only come from the mind of Richard Woods at Sushisamba London, where he puts a richly-flavored spin on the Old Fashioned with Wagyu fat–washed Japanese whisky.

The Zapatero

Bourbon / American Whiskey Mezcal , Modern Classics

This mezcal-spiked spin on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail is a south-of-the-border delight.

Fashionable Manhattan

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This delicious bourbon cocktail is what happens when a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned hang out together.

Neighborhood Negroni

Gin Liqueurs Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

It would be rude not to introduce yourself to the neighborhood with this delightful Negroni recipe.


Brandy / Cognac , Classics

The Stinger cocktail is like an adult after-dinner mint. The recipe dates back to the 1890s. Feel the sweet sting of cognac and crème de menthe in this classic nitecap.

24 Sour

Gin , Modern Classics

Pucker up for this gin, Bénédictine and lemon juice combo.

Ginger Smash

Rum , Modern Classics Tiki / Tropical

A delicious mix of three spirits, pineapple, lime juice and, of course, ginger.


Gin , Classics

Who says medicine can't taste amazing? This essential cocktail was created for sailors as a way to prevent scurvy. It didn't take long to realize that this preventative drink was also delicious. While scurvy may be of the past, it seems like this tart tipple is here to stay.

Off to the Races

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

Homemade peach-apricot-chipotle syrup takes this drink way beyond the Julep.


Gin Liqueurs Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

The Negroni Cocktail is a classic Italian drink. Order a Negroni and you'll be sure to Impress your bartender.

(ri)1 Spiced Rye Punch

Rye Whiskey , Punches

Spike your iced tea with rye whiskey.

Beachbum’s Own

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

The tiki mug is optional but come on, you know you want one.

Apples & Pears

Vodka , Modern Classics

This autumnal vodka cocktail contains both.

VeeV Eco Mojito

Liqueurs , Tiki / Tropical

Make the Cuban classic with a carbon-neutral spirit.

Spiced Chocolate

Liqueurs Tequila , Modern Classics

Red peppers. Chocolate liqueur. Tequila. Your tongue will dance.


Rum , Modern Classics

Watermelon juice should be a more common part of your summer cocktails. Start here.

The Original Sazerac

Absinthe Brandy / Cognac , Classics

Before it called for rye whiskey, the New Orleans classic was made with cognac.

Black Demure

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

With a slug of spicy bourbon, this blackberry cocktail isn’t as demure as she looks.

Scarlet Glow

Pisco , Modern Classics

The secret to this gorgeous tipple is chilled hibiscus tea.

The Sazerac Cocktail

Rye Whiskey , Classics

It doesn’t get much more classic than this NOLA standard.

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