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Brandy Old-Fashioned Sweet

The concept of an old-fashioned dates back to the early 1800s and includes whiskey, bitters, cherry juice, sugar and water. This version, which is extremely popular in Wisconsin, uses brandy in place of whiskey and lemon-lime soda instead of water for a milder cocktail. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1-1/2 ounces maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 teaspoon bitters
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup ice cubes
  • 1-1/2 ounces brandy
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 3 ounces lemon-lime soda


  • In a rocks glass, muddle orange slice, cherry, cherry juice and bitters. Add ice. Pour in the brandy, water, orange juice and soda.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 277 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • vhindel
    Feb 17, 2020

    I left out the sugar as the cherry juice was sufficient. Awesome

  • sassyme5319
    Feb 21, 2018


  • gina.kapfhamer
    Oct 12, 2017

    No comment left

  • birdstuff
    Dec 28, 2012

    The Maraschino cherry juice was a little overwhelming for my palate. I would reduce this from 1.5 ounces to 1 ounce...or even less.