Brandy Old Fashioned (Wisconsin)

Renée G.

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@ReneeCooks

Order an Old Fashioned in Milwaukee and you might be in for a surprise. Out of staters will likely expect to receive rye whiskey or bourbon, but Wisconsin dictates the use of brandy instead. Local tastes run sweet, so you’ll find that brandy topped with sugar, bitters and Sprite, but you can always adjust your order by saying “sweet, sour or press,” which tells the bartender your preference.


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Serves:

1

Method:

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Ingredients

2 oz. brandy
3 dashes bitters
1 sugar cube
1 tsp. water
splash of club soda
2 orange slices
maraschino cherry, garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place 1 tsp. water and a sugar cube in cocktail shaker and dissolve.
2
Add one orange slice and muddle well.
3
Add enough ice to fill the shaker half way, then add brandy and bitters; shake well.
4
Strain into chilled glass and add the splash of club soda. Drop in other orange slice and the cherry. Serve.
5
Note: Keep cocktail glasses in the freezer to have chilled as you require.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American