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Brandy Old Fashioned

Brandy Old Fashioned
Image: / Tim Nusog

The Brandy Old Fashioned cocktail, aka the Wisconsin Old Fashioned, is practically the official Wisconsin state drink. It employs brandy rather than the whiskey called for in a classic Old Fashioned, as well as muddled fruit and sweet soda.


  • 2 orange slices
  • 2 brandied or maraschino cherries
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 7UP, Sprite or seltzer, to top
  • Garnish: brandied or maraschino cherry
  • Garnish: orange slice


  1. Add the orange slices, preserved cherries, bitters and sugar cube to an Old Fashioned glass and muddle.

  2. Add ice to fill the glass, add the brandy, then top with the 7Up/Sprite (or seltzer or sour soda).

  3. Garnish with a skewered brandied or maraschino cherry and an orange slice.