Brandy Old Fashioned {Video}

Chances are, if you are from Wisconsin, are of legal drinking age, (or not) you have either drank a Brandy Old Fashioned or took a sip of one. Your parents, grandparents, heck even your great-grandparents drank/drink Brandy Old Fashions. I had my first old fashioned on my 18th birthday, which was the legal drinking age back then. I remember my first and second cocktail but things started to get “fuzzy” after my third. One word of caution when drinking an old fashioned is; sneaky. Brandy Old Fashioned tastes so good that they go down easy but they have a way of slowly sneaking up on you. When that happens there is no going back….you’re a goner. You’ve been warned!

Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned | The Wisconsin Series

Rules to Follow

There are a few “rules” to follow when making a classic, Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned. The ingredients listed below are must-haves for this classic Wisconsin cocktail. Like any recipes, there are also variations on this classic cocktail, but this is the way I’ve been told how to make them.

  • The Glass. Use a short, squat glass. Preferably a Brandy Old Fashioned glass.
  • Muddler
  •  Korbel Brandy Only
  • Sugar Cubes, Only
  • Fresh Orange Slices
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Ice and 7-Up

How do you assemble a classic Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned. This might seem like a no-brainer but the actually order in which they need to be layered, so to speak, is important. In an old fashioned glass, muddle together an orange slice, a maraschino cherry, a sugar cube and a few dashes of bitters. Add ice and 2 jiggers Brandy. Pour in some 7-up, stir and garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry. Sip your Brandy Old Fashioned and enjoy some Drunkin’ Weenies and a Brandy Slush  or try another Wisconsin Holiday Tradition and sip a Tom and Jerry Holiday Drink