This pomegranate old fashioned cocktail recipe is a classy cocktail that has a full-bodied seasonal flavor.
This belly-warming cocktail is tart and delicious!
Where Did The Old Fashioned Recipe Originate?
This classic cocktail was said to have been made with some sort of spirit, be in gin, rum, or brandy and mixed with bitters, water, and sugar. The original cocktail had a bit of a revival and was made with whiskey instead of other spirits. The first use of the name “old-fashioned” was in Louisville, Kentucky in the 19th century by a bartender that worked in a gentlemen’s club. According to history, the cocktail was made in honor of a local bourbon distiller, who then brought the cocktail to the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. It’s popularity took off from there.
What Is An Old-Fashioned
The basic cocktail consists of bitters muddled with a sugar cube then topped with bourbon or whiskey and adorned with a twist of lemon rind. I used Angostura Bitters (the small, paper-wrapped bottle found in almost any grocery store), which is an aromatic blend of herbs and spices, it is a quintessential part of the old-fashioned cocktail.
This festive old-fashioned deviates only slightly from the original as the only extra ingredient is the addition of pomegranate juice. Cranberry juice or cherry juice are nice, tangy and tart substitutes for pomegranate juice if that is your preference.
How To Make Pomegranate Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe?
To make this recipe for yourself or your friends, place one sugar cube (Demerara preferably) in a glass and add a few dashes of the bitters (the smell is lovely). Muddle the combination (a fancy word for mash together). Add a couple of ounces of juice and top with ice. Pour your bourbon over the ice, give it a little stir, garnish with orange slices, sip and enjoy!
- 2 cubes of demerara sugar
- Angosturaa bitters( 2-3 dashes in each class)
- 2 oz pomegranate juice
- 4 oz bourbon
- Garnish with orange slices
- Place a sugar cube in a glass, add 2-3 dashes of bitters; muddle. Add an ounce of the pomegranate juice to each glass and add the ice. Top each glass with 2 oz bourbon and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.