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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Ingredients

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

Blackberry Syrup

  • 280 Grams Blackberries
  • 200 Grams sugar
  • 150 Grams water

Cinnamon Tincture

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

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
  • 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

Cinnamon Tincture

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