Old Fashioned with a Fruity Twist

This is a very simple variation on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail. We’ve simply swapped in a blackberry syrup and added cinnamon tincture to add flavor and spice. It’s not an overly fruity drink – it’s well rounded and the blackberry pairs nicely with the whiskey and cinnamon.

I’d probably suggest this one as more of a “fall” drink (but who am I kidding – I’d drink this anytime!)


Blackberry and Cinnamon Old Fashioned

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Cocktail Ingredients

  • 2.0 oz Bourbon Makers Mark
  • .50 oz Blackberry Syrup
  • 2 dashes Cinnamon Tincture
  • 2 dashes Bitters Angostura

Blackberry Syrup Ingredients

  • 280 Grams Blackberries
  • 200 Grams Sugar
  • 150 Grams Water

Cinnamon Tincture Ingredients

  • 2 sticks Cinnamon
  • 8 oz High Proof Spirit I used Wild Turkey 101


Cocktail Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bucket glass.
  • Add a large ice cube.
  • Stir to chill and dilute.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist or fresh blackberry.

Blackberry Syrup Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a low boil.
  • Muddle blackberries (I used a potato masher).
  • Reduce syrup by 1/3.
  • Fine strain syrup.
  • Allow to cool before use.

Cinnamon Tincture Instructions

  • Combine both ingredients in a glass air tight jar.
  • Allow to steep for at least 2 weeks.
  • Fine strain mixture before use.