Brandy Old Fashioned (Wisconsin-style)

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There are approximately 154 calories in one serving of Brandy Old Fashioned (Wisconsin-style).

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Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Photographed in an

UB Qubo Old Fashioned 8oz


Orange wheel slice & Luxardo maraschino cherry sail

How to make:

MUDDLE first 4 ingredients in base of glass. Add brandy and 6oz scoop crushed ice.

1 wedge Orange (fresh fruit)
1 whole Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
1/6 fl oz Demerara / dark Muscovado sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
2 fl oz Cognac

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Fruity and lightly sweetened brandy cooled and diluted with crushed ice. What's not to like?

The Brandy Old-Fashioned is often made using Californian brandy and depending on the sweetness of your brandy you may want to reduce the sugar syrup in this recipe. Use a wedge, rather than a slice, of orange as when muddled a slice breaks up too much leaving unsightly debris in the drink.


The muddled fruit Old-Fashioned seems to have arisen due to masking poor quality whiskey during Prohibition and in America lingered as the prevailing way to make an Old-Fashioned into the mid-1990s. Helped by Jeffrey Morganthaler, as muddling fruit in the whisky-based Old-Fashioned has faded so muddling fruit in the brandy brandy-based version has grown in popularity, particularly in Wisconsin where a Brandy Old-Fashioned is considered the state drink.

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