Traditional Elderfashion

Traditional Elderfashion Cocktail

Base Spirit: Bourbon / American Whiskey

Type: Classics

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Strong

Difficulty: Simple

Flavor Profile: Spirit-forward, Sweet

About the Traditional Elderfashion Cocktail

This St-Germain and bourbon drink will always be trendy.

Ingredients in the Traditional Elderfashion Cocktail

  • 1 tsp Club soda
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 oz St-Germain
  • 2 oz Bourbon

Garnish: Orange peel

Glass: Old Fashioned

How to make the Traditional Elderfashion Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to an Old Fashioned glass and fill with ice. Stir, and garnish with an orange peel.

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  1. I love old fashioned bourbon, for sure will give it a try with the touch of St-Germain

  2. Zachary Taylor says

    I’ve been making a “Brixton” Manhattan variation using Bulleit bourbon(with it’s high-rye, spicy goodness) with St. Germain as a vermouth substitute(since it is cognac-based, thus grape connection), and fernet branca as the bitters. I’m garnishing it with an orange peel, and I’ve had a lot of success with it.

  3. I’ve been looking for this recipe ever since I had this cocktail at a hotel in Washington, D.C. It was soothing and uplifting at the same time. Now that I’ve found this version I’m making it tonight. Bottoms up!

  4. Pretty tasty. I threw in about 3 more dashes Angostura thought. For my second drink (everyone needs at least 2 after a long days work…) I substituted the St. Germain with Amaro Punico. I felt those two complimented each other quite a bit.


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