Warm Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Perfect for relaxing on a cold winter night, this drink will warm up the evening with a hot version of the classic cocktail.

February 27, 2020

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Ingredients

2 oz. water
2 Tbs. granulated sugar
4 dashes bitters
4 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey
1 orange
maraschino cherries as garnish

Yield: 2 cocktails

Instructions

In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm water to a low simmer. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Stir in bourbon or whiskey and bitters and divide evenly between old-fashioned glasses. Garnish each drink with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry before serving.

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Next Up

Hot Buttered Bourbon Cocktail

For a comforting and yummy twist on classic hot buttered rum, try this bourbon cocktail to keep you warm all winter. It’s a cozy drink that's perfect for chilly winter nights.

Blood Orange Hot Toddy

Swap out the lemon in your standard hot toddy with the sweet raspberry citrus flavor of seasonal blood orange for a delicious variation on the classic cocktail.

Amaretto Sugar Cookie White Cocoa Cocktail

Try this decadent twist on white hot cocoa during chilly months. The smooth almond flavor of Amaretto liqueur adds warmth, while the whipped cream and cookies are fun garnishes for this grown-up version of hot chocolate.

5 Healthy Soups and Stews to Keep You Warm

Stay warm during chilly months (or all year long!) with these healthy and hearty soup and stew recipes.

Warm Apple Pie Cocktail

Like your apple pie warm? This great holiday cocktail uses Tuaca, a delicious Italian liqueur made with citrus peels, spice and vanilla.

Coconut Cream Pie Cocktail Recipe

When it's cold outside, warm up with this indulgent cocktail that tastes like rich coconut cream pie. Topped with toasted coconut and graham cracker crumbs, it's a boozy twist on the classic dessert.

How to Make Traditional Wassail in a Slow Cooker

The flavor of this aromatic holiday drink deepens as the ingredients steep in your slow cooker. Place all the ingredients in the pot to warm as you make preparations for your party. When guests arrive, they can help themselves to a cup of Christmas cheer.

5 Delicious and Healthy Meals You Can Make in Just One Pot

Dinner without a sink full of dishes? Sign us up, please!

Drink This Now: 41 Warm Cocktails to Help You Survive Winter Woes

Stay indoors and fight the chills with these tasty and warm cocktails.

Hot Peppermint Rod

This peppermint-infused cocktail will warm you up, thanks to hot water and a healthy helping of vodka.