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Wisconsin Old Fashioned

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


  • 2 Orange slices
  • 2 Brandied or maraschino cherries
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 Sugar cube
  • 1 dash 7Up/Sprite, seltzer or sour soda (sour mix and soda water)
  • 2 oz Brandy
  • Garnish: Brandied or maraschino cherry
  • Garnish: Orange slice


  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the brandy 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.