A Summer Spin on the Classic Old Fashioned


Many people think whiskey-heavy drinks like the Old Fashioned or Manhattan are only good for drinking in cold weather, but that’s a misconception Wild Turkey Bourbon is happy to dispel. As one of the most classic cocktails of all time, the Old Fashioned has a long and storied history, dating back to the 1800’s. And, today’s bartenders are having fun putting their own personal twists on the cocktail, making it a refreshing choice for year-round enjoyment.


A classic Old Fashioned is made with whiskey, bitters, sugar and ice. These are the basic building blocks that bartenders generally follow, but bartenders can also make the drink their own by choosing Bourbon or Rye as their whiskey, using artisanal bitters, homemade sugar syrups and adding seasonal fruits.


Wild Turkey would like to share with you a variety of Old Fashioned recipes from top bartenders that feature our high-quality Bourbon and Rye. Crafted by legendary master distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell, the only father and son master distiller duo in Kentucky today, Wild Turkey whiskies add a complexity all their own to these tasty drinks.


The 81 Old Fashioned

Created by Franky Marshall



2 oz. Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon

1 barspoon Demerara syrup

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

1 dash Fee’s Orange Bitters

1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitter



Stir and strain over ice into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with lemon and orange twists.




Spring Old Fashioned

Created by Masahiro Urushido, AVROKO Hospitality



2 oz. Wild Turkey 81 Rye

1/4 oz. Pineapple-IPA Syrup*

3 dashes of orange bitters



Combine ingredients. Stir and strain over ice in a double rocks glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist and a pineapple leaf.


*Pineapple IPA syrup


12 oz. Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

12 oz. white sugar

5 oz. finely chopped pineapple

Peel of 1/2 lemon

Peel of 1/4 pink grapefruit



Combine chopped pineapple and beer in a saucepan, bring to simmer.

Lower the heat, then add sugar. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes to evaporate the alcohol, stir constantly. Take off from heat, then add citrus peels. Cool it down in room temperature.

Strain and keep refrigerated.



The Black Demure

Created by Franky Marshall



2 oz. Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon

1/4 oz. Massenez Creme de Mure

1/4 oz. Cointreau

3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 oz. simple syrup



Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a blackberry.







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