Wisconsin Brandy or Whiskey Old-Fashioned

“You can use your favorite brandy or whiskey (bourbon). You can also make this sweet or sour to your liking by using 50/50 or 7-Up. I've heard that this is a "regional" drink, because it's not as common outside of our state!”
READY IN:
2mins
SERVES:
1
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 -3 ounces brandy or 2 -3 ounces whiskey
  • 1 sugar cube (or 1 tsp. super-fine sugar)
  • 2 -3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • sweet and sour soda (50/50 or Squirt brand) or carbonated lemon-lime beverage (7-Up)
  • sweets are garnished with
  • 1 pineapple chunk
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • sours are garnished with
  • 3 manzanilla olives, pickled Brussel sprouts or 3 dilly beans

Directions

  1. Place the sugar cube and bitters into an old fashioned glass (8-12 oz. tumbler style glass) and muddle together with a spoon or muddler. (We prefer to use the super-fine sugar because you can stir it all together without muddling.).
  2. Add some ice, to your liking.
  3. Add the brandy or whiskey.
  4. Top off the glass with either 50/50 soda or 7-up (sour or sweet!).
  5. Garnish as described above.

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