How to Make an Old Fashioned Cocktail: Recipe with a Modern Twist – Bablouie and Co

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How to Make an Old Fashioned Cocktail: Recipe with a Modern Twist


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The Old Fashioned cocktail has been a timeless favorite among cocktail enthusiasts for decades. Its simplicity and elegance have made it a go-to choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life. In this article, we will explore the art of crafting the perfect Old Fashioned cocktail, while incorporating the delightful flavors of Bab Louie old fashioned cocktail mixers to add a modern twist to this beloved classic.

Understanding the Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned cocktail is a true classic that dates back to the early 19th century. Its origins can be traced to the roots of mixology itself. The beauty of this cocktail lies in its simplicity, allowing the flavors of the whiskey to shine through. Traditionally, the Old Fashioned consists of whiskey, sugar, bitters, and a twist of citrus.

Adding a Modern Twist with Bab Louie

To elevate the traditional Old Fashioned and infuse it with a modern twist, we turn to Bab Louie's old-fashioned cocktail mixers. These mixers are carefully crafted using high-quality ingredients, striking the perfect balance between the classic and the contemporary. Bab Louie offers a range of cocktail mixers, each with its own unique flavor profile, enabling you to experiment and find your favorite twist on the timeless cocktail.

Recipe for a Classic Old Fashioned

Before we dive into the innovative twists with Bab Louie mixers, let's start with the traditional Old Fashioned recipe:


  • 2 oz of your favorite whiskey
  • 1 sugar cube or 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 dashes of Bablouie aromatic bitters
  • A twist of orange peel
  • Ice cubes
  • Bab Louie Classic Old Fashioned Mixer (optional)


Place the sugar cube or sugar in an Old Fashioned glass.

Add the bitters to the sugar cube and muddle until the sugar has dissolved. If using sugar, stir until dissolved.

Add a splash of Bab Louie Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer if you desire a modern twist.

Add the whiskey to the glass and stir gently to combine the flavors.

Drop in a few ice cubes and continue stirring for about 20 seconds to chill the drink.

Express the oils from the orange peel by twisting it over the glass, then garnish by placing the peel in the glass.

Serve and enjoy the timeless classic!

Incorporating Bab Louie Mixers

Now, let's explore some delightful variations of the Old Fashioned cocktail using Bab Louie mixers:

Bab Louie Spiced Maple Old Fashioned:

Follow the classic Old Fashioned recipe.

Substitute Bab Louie Spiced Maple Mixer for the sugar cube or sugar.

This mixer adds a warm and comforting touch to the cocktail, with hints of maple and subtle spice.

Bab Louie Smoked Cherry Old Fashioned

Follow the classic Old Fashioned recipe.

Add a splash of Bab Louie Smoked Cherry Mixer in addition to the sugar cube or sugar.

This mixer imparts a rich, smoky flavor to the cocktail, complementing the whiskey perfectly.

Bab Louie Citrus Berry Old Fashioned

Follow the classic Old Fashioned recipe.

Add a splash of Bab Louie Citrus Berry Mixer along with the sugar cube or sugar.

This mixer adds a refreshing and tangy twist to the cocktail, balancing the richness of the whiskey.


The Old Fashioned cocktail continues to hold its place as a beloved classic in the world of mixology. By incorporating Bab Louie old fashioned cocktail mixers, you can breathe new life into this timeless drink and create your own unique variations. Whether you prefer the warmth of spiced maple, the smokiness of cherries, or the refreshing citrus flavors, Bab Louie mixers offer endless possibilities to enhance your Old Fashioned experience. So, gather your ingredients, raise your glass, and savor the perfect blend of tradition and innovation with your very own Old Fashioned cocktail. Cheers!

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