Strawberry Old Fashioned

Celebrate fresh produce with these sweet, well balanced Strawberry Old Fashioned. Make strawberry simple syrup with water, granulated sugar and freshly sliced strawberries. When the mixture melds together and cools, use it to sweeten this twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail. A traditional Old Fashioned calls for your favorite whiskey (or bourbon), granulated sugar and bitters. The Strawberry Old Fashioned is a sweeter take on the classic!

Close up of glass of old fashioned with strawberries

Glasses of Old Fashioned with strawberries on teal linens

Question: Is it too late for me to share some summer-y flavors with y’all still, even though everyone is starting to think of pumpkin and fall recipes?

Yeah?

Because it still feels like summer here in Texas, so that’s where my mind is.

I’ve talked about it before a lot, but strawberries are one of my favorite things about the spring and summer months. I ate them by the carton when I was pregnant. Our daughter is a huge fan, too. And we generally keep fresh strawberries on hand because they’re delightful.

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    Earlier this summer, I got the idea to create an Old Fashioned recipe with strawberry goodness. And the night I perfected it? Everyone was super thrilled about it.

    Overhead view of old fashioned in a glass with sliced strawberries

    Old Fashioneds are a favorite of ours. They’re a classic. They’re strong. They’re delicious… assuming you like whiskey.

    But sometimes, you just want something a little different, which is why this recipe was born.

    My friend, Susannah, talks about making drinks your own in her Ultimate Home Bar Guide. She was kind enough to share a copy of this informative eBook before she launched it last week, and I am thrilled for her.

    (Heads up: I’m sharing an affiliate link for Susannah’s eBook, but everything I tell you, as always, is my personal opinion. I’m sharing this with y’all because I’m excited for my friend and because I think y’all could benefit from her eBook.)

    A close up of old fashioned with strawberries on teal linens

    Truly, it is a wealth of boozy knowledge. (And y’all know how I love my boozy knowledge!)

    Not only does Susannah offer these suggestions, but she also breaks down how to stock your bar to serve both yourself and your guests with liquors, garnishes, tools and glassware. She includes a shopping list, online resources and recipe cards.

    In addition to all this amazing information, she also shares 20 classic cocktail recipes and 100 variations, favorite homemade bar snacks, information about different liquors, and more!

    And she’s selling it for a mere $10.

    Angled view of old fashioned with strawberries on teal linens

    The Strawberry Old Fashioned is, by no means, a light and fruity drink. You can still taste the whiskey, but something about the strawberry simple syrup eases the burn of the alcohol and lets it go down smoooooooooooth.

    Like, so smooth that you should probably only make one of these beauts, unless you have a really high tolerance.

    Here’s how I made them:

    Close up of glasses with old fashioned and strawberries
    Yield: 1 cocktail

    Strawberry Old Fashioned

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes

    Celebrate fresh produce with these sweet, well balanced Strawberry Old Fashioned. Make strawberry simple syrup with water, granulated sugar and freshly sliced strawberries. When the mixture melds together and cools, use it to sweeten this twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail. A traditional Old Fashioned calls for your favorite whiskey (or bourbon), granulated sugar and bitters. The Strawberry Old Fashioned is a sweeter take on the classic!

    Ingredients

    Strawberry Simple Syrup

    • 1 ½ cup water
    • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
    • 1 cup strawberries, sliced

    Strawberry Old Fashioned

    • 2 oz. whiskey
    • 1 oz. strawberry simple syrup
    • 1 oz. water
    • 1 strawberry, muddled

    Instructions

    Make the Strawberry Simple Syrup

    1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, granulated sugar and strawberries.
    2. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves.
    3. Remove from the heat, and bring to room temperature.

    Make the Strawberry Old Fashioned

    1. In a old fashioned glass, measure in the water and strawberry. Muddle the strawberry.
    2. Add a cocktail ice cube, if desired.
    3. Pour in the whiskey and the strawberry simple syrup.
    4. Stir until combined.
    5. Serve immediately.

    Notes

    Strain the strawberries out of the simple syrup after it comes to room temperature. Refrigerate. It should last for a week or a little longer.

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    1

    Serving Size:

    1 cocktail

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 724Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 154gFiber: 1gSugar: 152gProtein: 0g

    Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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    6 Comments

    1. Yes! I turn to an Old Fashioned more than any other cocktail, and I love this great summer twist. I’ll definitely give it a try (and I love it served in those goblets)!

    2. Aside from beer of course, I am OBSESSED with bourbon/whiskey. These are right up my alley! Yum!

    3. Oh my goodness. I have been bad about blog comments and I just realized I never formally thanked you for writing this post and sharing my bar guide! You are the bomb, and I am so glad you liked the book. I love the way you modified the classic old-fashioned with strawberries! How delightfully refreshing. Cheers to you, friend! Thank you so much for your support. <3

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