Holiday Apple Cinnamon Old Fashioned

An intriguing holiday cocktail, with subtle notes of apple and cinnamon. This old fashioned variation is brimming with Christmas cheer for your holiday party!

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I’m sort of a light weight when it comes to cocktails.

One makes me extreeeeemely open and honest.

Two drinks put me under the table.

So when it comes to mixing drinks, Lt. Dan knows he has to make the first one count, because it will probably be my only beverage.

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He’s gotten really good at making cocktails that have a touch of sweetness to cut the hard liquor, yet are delicately complex, so you savor every sip to decipher what he put in it.

…I love that.

Easy Apple Cinnamon Old Fashioned {Cocktail} #holiday #christmas #cocktail

His holiday Apple Cinnamon Old Fashioned recipe is a new favorite this month. Dark rich depth from Musselman’s Apple Butter helps accentuate the bourbon and bitters.

Stir in some fresh apple peel and a cinnamon stick and you have the perfect holiday cocktail.

Let’s all cheers to Lt. Dan!


Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Apple Cinnamon Old Fashioned Recipe


  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3-4 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 2 tsp. Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 2 strips apple peel
  • 1/2 oz. club soda
  • 2 1/2 oz. bourbon (We like 4 Roses and Bulleit)
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Place the sugar cube, bitters, Musselman's Apple Butter, apple peels and club soda in a glass. Muddle in the glass.
  2. Then add ice and bourbon. Stir well and add the cinnamon stick.

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12 Responses to “Holiday Apple Cinnamon Old Fashioned”

  1. #
    Ordinary J — December 23, 2013 @ 6:10 am

    Nice holiday cocktail.


  2. #
    Heather Christo — December 23, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    this is an absolutely lovely holiday cocktail Sommer! Merry Christmas to you and your family!


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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — December 23, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    As a resident in the land of brandy old fashioneds (Wisconsin), they have become one of my all-time favorite cocktails. I love love this apple cinnamon twist. Pinned and can’t wait to try it!


  4. #
    Marian (Sweetopia) — December 23, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    Haha, I’m the same way! (One makes me…)
    Looks like such a delicious drink – and so festive too! Pinned!


  5. #
    Marian (Sweetopia) — December 23, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    And Sommer, have a Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the best for the holiday and for 2014!


  6. #
    Shari — December 23, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    This looks amazing!!!

    xoxo ~Shari


  7. #
    Maria — December 23, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    Great holiday drink! Merry Christmas! xo


  8. #
    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — December 23, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    These sound so good and refreshing!


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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 24, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    Haha, I’m super light-weight, too, girl. 1/2 glass of wine? I’m done. We would have a blast drinking together ;) someone might have to carry us home! This looks DELISH!! I wouldn’t mind drinking more though..


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    Julia | — December 24, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    One of the things I always look forward to during Christmas time are those Christmas-inspired cocktails – a little booze never hurts (it only helps) during the holidays! :) Love this! Very Merry Christmas to you!


  11. #
    Megan | Country Cleaver — December 30, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    Bens new favorite cocktail is an old fashioned!, I am gonna surprise him with one of these very soon!


  12. #
    Shaina — December 31, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    What a fun twist on a classic!


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