Rosemary Old Fashioned

Ready for this weekend’s cocktail? Erin’s got a great twist on the an old favorite, a Rosemary Old Fashioned.

Rosemary Old Fashioned #cocktails

Erin Hawley


Old Fashioned are always great for sipping on in the colder months.

This variation, the Rosemary Old Fashioned, uses rosemary to provide a nice herbaceous note and orange bitters to round out the drink.

Rosemary Old Fashioned

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  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • .25 oz Rosemary Syrup (see recipe below)
  • 2 Dash Orange Bitters (I like to use Regan’s)


  1. To make the rosemary syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar in a pot. Add several sprigs of fresh rosemary. Heat mixture until just barely simmering and remove from heat. Let the syrup steep for 10 minutes, and then remove the rosemary.
  2. In a rocks glass combine the whiskey, rosemary syrup, and orange bitters. Add ice and stil to chill the drink. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and an orange peel.
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4 comments on “Rosemary Old Fashioned

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  2. Jeanetteposted January 28, 2018 at 4:04 pm Reply

    Made this cocktail for friends over last night.
    Everyone loved them and they were so pretty.
    Great for a winter get-together. The bourbon or whiskey you use definitely makes a difference so be sure to get a good one.

    Rating: 5
  3. Gabyposted October 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm Reply

    This is such a gorgeous cocktail! I love the rosemary twist!

    Rating: 5
  4. Samantha @FerraroKitchenposted October 11, 2014 at 9:44 am Reply

    Gorgeous flavor combination!