Modern Old-Fashioned Cocktail

This modern take on an old-fashioned cocktail infuses the flavors of peach, citrus and maple syrup into the classic bourbon drink. Finish it off with a single, large ice cube to give it a modern twist that’s perfect for a dimly-lit bar or just kicking back on the sofa.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 1

1
extra-large ice cube or standard ice cubes*
Fresh orange slice
Fresh lemon slice
1/4
of a fresh ripe peach, coarsely chopped
1
tablespoon pure maple syrup
Standard ice cubes
4
tablespoons (2 oz) bourbon
2
dashes aromatic bitters
Fresh peach slice

  • 1 Add extra-large ice cube to lowball or rocks glass.
  • 2 Muddle orange slice, lemon slice, chopped peach and maple syrup in cocktail shaker until fruit is broken up. Add standard ice cubes, bourbon and bitters to shaker; shake and strain into glass.
  • 3 Garnish with peach slice.

Expert Tips

To make extra-large ice cubes, fill 5-oz paper cups each with 1/4 cup water. Freeze until solid. Cut or tear paper cup to release ice cube.

What does muddle mean? When mixing cocktails, herbs and/or fruit are often mashed or ground--muddled--in the bottom of a glass or cocktail shaker before adding the liquid ingredients to intensify their flavors. You can muddle with a spoon or a pestle-like tool called a muddler.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.