Burnt Orange Old Fashioned co*cktail Recipe (2024)

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This old fashioned co*cktail recipe really hits the spot! It’s got a lovely depth of warm flavors, complemented beautifully by the zesty aroma of the burnt orange. Not a drink you gulp down, but rather savor every sip!

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The Old Fashioned can be a little intimidating because of its age, staggering taste of bourbon whiskey and just the simple fact that it’s known to be the original co*cktail.

In other terms, it’s the old fashioned way of mixing a co*cktail. The Old Fashioned is typically made with bourbon whiskey, bitters, sugar, and either orange or lemon rind.

The co*cktail has an acquired taste, but if made right, it can warm the soul. There are several versions, so I’ve decided to give it my own twist, something that I would want to sit down with after a long day of work (ahem, bringing out the old mustache, tall hat man in me, where’s my cigar?).

So I created the Burnt Orange Old Fashioned but stayed true to the basic and classic ingredients of the original co*cktail. I garnished it with a burnt orange peel too, giving it a rustic, lumberjack look ; )

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How To Make This Old Fashioned co*cktail Recipe – Step By Step

  • In a small saucepan, brown the sugar and orange juice. Don’t cook it too long or it will become very thick.
  • Rub an orange peel around the edge of the glass you’ll be serving the drink it, so it gives a beautiful orange aroma.
  • Add one sliced orange rind, 1 teaspoon burnt orange sugar and muddle the orange rind and sugar together.
  • Add 2 dashes bitters and stir, then add in 2 ounces bourbon whiskey, stir again.
  • You can add a splash of club soda if you like it served that way, or just leave it a true Old Fashioned.
  • Place a few orange rinds on a cooking sheet and broil on low until the edges become slightly burnt.
  • Add a giant ice cube to the co*cktail and garnish with burnt orange. Go back into time and enjoy it!
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What is an Old Fashioned co*cktail?

TheOld Fashionedis aco*cktailmade bymuddlingsugar withbitters, then adding alcohol, popularlywhiskeybut sometimesbrandy, and finally a twist of citrus rind.

It is traditionally served in a short, round,tumbler-like glass, which is called anOld Fashioned glassafter the drink.

The first mention in print of “old fashioned co*cktails” was in the Chicago Daily Tribune in February of 1880.

However, thePendennis Club, a gentlemen’s club founded in 1881 inLouisville, Kentucky, claims the Old Fashioned co*cktail was invented there.

The recipe was said to have been invented by a bartender at that club in honor of ColonelJames E. Pepper, a prominent bourbon distiller, who brought it to theWaldorf-Astoria Hotelbar inNew York City.

So now you know, give this burnt orange old fashioned recipe a try!

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Muddling!

Muddling is a staple technique for all mixologists and it’s used in this old fashioned co*cktail recipe. Tomuddle meansto press the ingredients against the side of the glass with a muddler.

However, one must take care not to over-muddlewhen working with delicate herbs such as mint and basil.

Here are some tips on how to muddle!

  • Choose a sturdy mixing glass, a pint glass, or a shaker tin. If you choose a thin-walled glass, you risk breaking or chipping the glass with your muddler.
  • Place the orange peel into the glass with the other ingredients.
  • Place the muddler in the glass. Press down with it lightly on the leaves and give a few gentle twists. .
  • When your kitchen smells of orange, you’re done!

If you don’t have a muddler, a small, flat wooden tool is ideal, such as the end of a wooden spoon.

Burnt Orange

This old fashioned co*cktail recipe includes burnt oranges. So why burn them? Burninga citruspeel involves expressing the oils from the skin of the citrus over a drink. The addition of theflamesinges the natural oils, adds a hint of smoke and a lovely orange aroma. Many use the technique to enhance the flavor of a drink, but itcanalso be employed for simple aesthetic allure!

Top Tips For This Old Fashioned co*cktail Recipe

  • Do not overcook your sugar mix or it will become too thick.
  • Make sure to rub the orange peel around the edge of the drink, for a lovely aroma.
  • You can add a dash of club soda if you want to lighten the co*cktail a touch.
  • Serve over one large ice cube.
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Burnt Orange Old Fashioned Recipe

A twist on a classic whisky co*cktail.

4.20 from 5 votes

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Course: Drinks

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes minutes

Servings: 1 drink

Calories: 202kcal

Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice, fresh-squeezed
  • Orange rinds

Instructions

  • In a small sauce pan, brown the sugar and orange juice. Don’t cook it too long or it will become very thick.

  • Rub an orange peel around the edge of the glass you’ll be serving the drink it, so it gives a beautiful orange aroma.

  • Add one slice orange rind, 1 teaspoon burnt orange sugar and muddle the orange rind and sugar together.

  • Add 2 dashes bitters and stir, then add in 2 ounces bourbon whiskey, stir again.

  • You can add a splash of club soda if you like it served that way, or just leave it a true Old Fashioned.

  • Place a few orange rinds on a cooking sheet and broil on low until the edges become a slightly burnt.

  • Add a giant ice cube to the co*cktail and garnish with a burnt orange. Go back into time and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 16.5mg

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