Old Fashioned with a Cranberry Twist

I love making a traditional drink and adding a little twist to it.  In the holiday spirit, I am adding cranberries to one of the most traditional drinks out there – an Old Fashioned! The cranberries will add a slight tartness that compliments the robustness of the whiskey.


  • Sugar cubes (If you don’t have any cubes, regular sugar will work too.)
  • Orange – cut into half slices
  • Bitters
  • Whole berry cranberry sauce (You can also use fresh or frozen cranberries but they are harder to find.)
  • Whiskey

Add a sugar cube, 1 tablespoon of cranberry sauce, half of an orange slice, and 3 dashes of bitters to an old fashioned glass. Muddle the mixture until the sugar cube breaks apart and starts to dissolve. Fill the glass 3/4th of the way with ice. Pour in 2 ounces of whiskey. I used Knob Creek Rye Whiskey, but feel free to substitute your favorite.

To finish off your Old Fashioned, add a splash of soda water and give the drink one gentle stir. Enjoy!


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