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old fashioned cocktail with orange and cinnamon garnish

Batched Bold Old Fashioned for 8-10

Heather Wibbels
To make a batch of 8 to 10 Bold Olds use the following recipe. This can be made in any empty 750 mL bottle and placed in the fridge to chill. This cocktail works wonders for your serious bourbon drinkers at a party. They'll be surprised you used such a high proof bourbon for a cocktail, but they won't argue with the results.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 8


  • 2 cups Old Forester Whiskey Row 1920
  • ½ cup demerara simple syrup 1:1 ratio of demerara to water
  • 24-32 dashes of Hella Bitters Smoked Chili Bitters
  • ½ cup water
  • Garnish: charred cinnamon sticks


  • Combine ingredients in a container and stir until well-combined. The easiest way to add the bitters if you’re making this in an empty 750 mL is to add the bitters to the simple syrup before you add it to the bottle. Use the lower threshold of smoked bitters and chill well in a fridge. Once chilled, take a moment to taste test the cocktail. Add more bitters as needed and make sure the drink is completely chilled before serving in a rocks glass over ice. Make sure you garnish the drink with a charred cinnamon stick before serving.
Keyword bourbon ball, chili, old fashioned, smoked
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