Brown Sugar Old Fashioned

by XuCharles on Apr 21, 2023

Brown Sugar Old Fashioned


A little brown sugar makes this classic cocktail extra warm cozy. The brown sugar gives it a hint of caramel and makes this drink feel anything but old fashioned. It's the only way we like to make it now. 


1 tsp. packed brown sugar

1 tsp. water

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 oz. bourbon


Orange peel, for garnish

Cinnamon stick, for garnish


  1. Step 1Add sugar, water, and bitters to glass. Muddle until sugar is dissolved. Add bourbon and ice and stir to combine. 
  2. Step 2Garnish with an orange peel and cinnamon stick.


This old fashioned is best served fresh and it is best not to make this drink ahead of time.However, you can make the brown sugar simple syrup in advance. This makes assembling the cocktail faster when you are ready to serve it.To store the brown sugar syrup, let it fully cool to room temperature. Then, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Cocktails are best enjoyed right after making and do not work as a make-ahead drink because the soda will go flat. 

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