Cranberry Old Fashioned Recipe

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This cranberry old fashioned recipe is a fun twist on the traditional old fashioned. It’s easy to make and perfect for the holidays!


  • 2 inch orange peel or 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 8 fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 dashes Old Fashioned (angostura) bitters
  • 2 ounces (4 Tablespoons) bourbon
  • 1 ounces (2 Tablespoons) cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Soda water or ginger ale


  1. Muddle orange, cranberries brown sugar and bitters until sugar is dissolved and cranberries are crushed.
  2. Add bourbon and cranberry juice, then fill glass with ice.
  3. Top with a splash of soda water or ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with cranberries and serve.

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