This cocktail is just as the name sounds: It’s a variation of the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, although the whiskey is offset with a touch of Grand Marnier. It is a deep and rich cocktail with a lot of layers and is definitely one for slow and enjoyable sipping. 

Hand holding wine glass with old fashioned cocktail

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I prefer this cocktail with rye whiskey, which brings a nice element of spice to help round out the caramel and nutty flavors from the Grand Marnier, and then I couple that with the Demerara Syrup to bring out more of the vanilla and toffee notes. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of this orange liqueur twist on the Old Fashioned!

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Grand Fashion

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Course: Drinks
Author: Rob Harrah


  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 0.75 oz Grand Marnier
  • 0.25 oz Demerara Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters


  • Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.
  • Stir only until mixed, and then strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.
  • Garnish with a zested orange twist.