Honey Old Fashioned

Honey Old Fashioned - A sweet twist on the classic bourbon cocktail. | foxeslovelemons.com

Mad Men is finally back on TV, and there’s nothing like tuning in with an Old Fashioned in your hand. While this cocktail is traditionally made with a sugar cube, I’ve been known to substitute everything from honey to agave nectar to maple syrup. Don Draper might not approve, but um, he’s not really the best person, so I don’t care if he approves! I don’t approve of a lot of stuff he’s done!

Mitten Crate March 2015 | foxeslovelemons.com

The March edition of Mitten Crate included a variety of interesting Michigan-made products:

The honey straws  will be working themselves into my cocktails (and Greek yogurt) for the near future! Zou bisou bisou 😉

Honey Old Fashioned - A sweet twist on the classic bourbon cocktail. | foxeslovelemons.com

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Honey Old Fashioned


  • 1 strip (about 1 inch wide) orange peel

  • 1-1/2 ounces bourbon

  • 1 teaspoon honey (1 honey straw)

  • 2 dashes orange bitters

  • Ice


  1. Place orange peel in small glass and use muddler to gently release its oils. Add bourbon, honey, and bitters; stir until honey is dissolved. Top glass with ice and serve immediately.

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