Brandy Old-Fashioned Sweet

Brandy Old-Fashioned Sweet

So a few weeks ago while glamping at Camp Wandawega, we ate at The Duck Inn, and I ordered a Brandy Old-Fashioned Sweet. Unless you live in Wisconsin, it’s hard to find a bartender who can mix up a good one. So upon my return from Badger country, I took matters into my own hands.


Brandy Old-Fashioned Sweet

Back in the day, I was a bartender, and I must say, I could whip up a good one! Today I’m going to share a bit of Wisconsin deliciousness with ya! So grab your Korbel and cherries…let’s get mixing! But before I give you the recipe, can we just take a moment to soak in the beauty of that glass above? *sigh* While perusing Etsy, I came across a shop named ThingsOnceNew. She has some great barware you can shop, so check her out. And as always, another shout out to louloumint for those brass arrows. I seriously can’t get enough of them!

Brandy Old-Fashioned Sweet


2 oz Korbel or preferred brandy
A tiny spoonful of Maraschino cherry juice (I’m suddenly singing Mary Poppins)
1 sugar cube (Yep, Mary Poppins, firmly stuck in my head)
Splash of orange juice
6 dashes of bitters
Sprite, 7up or some sort of lemon-lime soda
1 orange slice divided for garnish
1 Maraschino cherry for garnish

Place the sugar cube in the glass and add remaining ingredients. Stir. Add ice cubes. Stir again.
Garnish with orange slice and cherry. Boom! Welcome to Wisconsin. All you need is Friday Night All You Can Eat Fish Fry and deep fried cheese curds (which I sometimes like to dip in ranch dressing because deep fried cheese is not bad enough…shhhhhhh, don’t tell).

Also, sometimes I like to muddle my fruit with the bitters and sugar.

Brandy Old-Fashioned Sweet

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  1. Grace October 20, 2014

    When do we get to have cocktails?…Or, when should we do a joint cocktail post? I would prefer the former, but would take the later, too…

    • kyla October 20, 2014

      Let’s do it! Or a cocktail-off challenge! BTDubs…Before Laura left my surprise party at The Violet Hour, I said to her, I so wish Grace was here! WE NEED TO STOP TALKING ABOUT IT AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche December 3, 2014

    Definitely going to be making this old fashioned brandy cocktail in the upcoming Christmas period. Thanks for the delicious idea!

    • kyla December 3, 2014

      Excellent! It’s a favorite of mine that is for sure! Glad you stopped by!

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  7. Andy May 21, 2016

    Another good wisconsin twist is use one table spoon of pure maple syup instead of the sugar cube and use sun drop soda for that shawano twist

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