SIMPLE Fall Spiced Old Fashioned with Cinnamon Thyme Simple Syrup

SIMPLE Fall Spiced Old Fashioned with cinnamon thyme simple syrup, bourbon and bitters #oldfashioned #falldrinks

The old fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters and water and adding whiskey.  It is commonly garnished with an orange slice (or zest) and a cocktail cherry.

The name came out (in the olden days) as a whiskey cocktail, then an old fashioned whiskey cocktail, until finally it landed on just Old Fashioned.  We recommend these 9 oz. glass whiskey glasses to serve.

This Old Fashioned recipe, however, has a bit of a twist on it.   Even though the Old Fashioned has a sweetness to it making it smoother and reaching a further base than your average whiskey drinker, this one takes it a step further by incorporating a fall spiced simple syrup.

How to make the Fall spiced simple syrup:

Full printable recipe below

Combine the following ingredients into a small saucepan.  Melt the brown sugar and water until completely dissolved.  Add the remaining ingredients and let steep for 30  minutes and cool.  This simple syrup can be refrigerated for future use.

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Brown sugar
  • 3 Cinnamon sticks
  • 10 Thyme stems
  • 4 Cardamom pods

old fashioned simple syrup

Make up the simply syrup beforehand and have it handy.  Once your guests arrive, simply fill up a rocks glass with ice and set it aside.  In a shaker, combine come of the simple syrup, bitters, a splash of water and whiskey.

Give a quick shake and pour it over the ice.  Garnish with orange zest and serve.

SIMPLE Fall Spiced Old Fashioned with cinnamon thyme simple syrup, bourbon and bitters #oldfashioned #falldrinks

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SIMPLE Fall Spiced Old Fashioned with cinnamon thyme simple syrup, bourbon and bitters #oldfashioned #falldrinks

SIMPLE Old Fashioned


Ingredients

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Cinnamon Thyme Syrup:

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Brown sugar
  • 3 Cinnamon sticks
  • 10 Thyme stems
  • 4 Cardamom pods

For the Cocktail

  • 1/2 oz. Cinnamon Thyme syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Water
  • 2 dashes Aromatic bitters*
  • 2 oz. Bourbon or Rye whiskey
  • Orange peel and cinnamon stick for garnish, optional
  • *If you have cardamom bitters, those would be delicious as well

Instructions

To make the Cinnamon Thyme Simply Syrup:

  1. In a small sauce pan, combine the water and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from the heat, add in the cinnamon, thyme, and cardamom and allow it to steep for 30 minutes. Pour through a small mesh sieve and discard any leftover bits.

To make the Cocktail:

  1. Add all of the ingredients (except the garnishes) to a shaker and stir them gently with a spoon. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange peel. Enjoy.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

SIMPLE Fall Spiced Old Fashioned with cinnamon thyme simple syrup, bourbon and bitters #oldfashioned #falldrinks

SIMPLE Fall Spiced Old Fashioned with cinnamon thyme simple syrup, bourbon and bitters #oldfashioned #falldrinks

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Nick d.
    October 17, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Holy **** was this good !!

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