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cranberry old fashioned
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Cranberry Old Fashioned

This Cranberry Old Fashioned is a fun and festive twist on a traditional old-fashioned. Made with homemade cranberry simple syrup and a handful of ingredients.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Briana


  • rocks glass
  • bar spoon


  • large ice cube
  • ½ - 1 ounce homemade cranberry simple syrup (to taste)
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • Garnish with an orange twist, cranberries, and a rosemary sprig


  • Add a large cube of ice to a rocks glass. Pour in cranberry simple syrup, bourbon, and orange bitters.
  • Stir with a bar spoon, then garnish with an orange twist, cranberries, and rosemary. Enjoy!
  • This drink is best enjoyed right away. We don't recommend making it ahead of time or freezing it.


This drink is made with our homemade sugar-free cranberry simple syrup. If you make a regular sugar version of the drink, the nutrition information is as follows: 222 calories per drink/serving, 22g carbs, and 21g sugar. 
  • If making this cocktail for the first time, add simple syrup to taste. Start out with less, then add more as needed.
  • Using a large ice cube will keep your drink cold without melting too much water into it.
  • Don't shake this cocktail in a shaker, it's meant to be stirred in a glass.
  • Use high quality bourbon! An old-fashioned is a very strong, bourbon forward cocktail. Opt for something high quality that you would enjoy drinking on its own.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 0.4g | Iron: 0.02mg