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Rosemary Old Fashioned

Ready for this weekend’s cocktail? Erin’s got a great twist on the an old favorite, a Rosemary Old Fashioned.

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Erin Hawley


Old Fashioned are always great for sipping on in the colder months.

This variation, the Rosemary Old Fashioned, uses rosemary to provide a nice herbaceous note and orange bitters to round out the drink.

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Rosemary Old Fashioned

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
The Rosemary Old Fashioned uses rosemary to provide a nice herbaceous note and orange bitters to round out this classic drink.
Servings: 1 drink


  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/4 ounce rosemary syrup see recipe below
  • 2 dashes orange bitters I like to use Regan's


  • To make the rosemary syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar in a pot. Add several sprigs of fresh rosemary. Heat mixture until just barely simmering and remove from heat. Let the syrup steep for 10 minutes, and then remove the rosemary.
  • In a rocks glass combine the whiskey, rosemary syrup, and orange bitters. Add ice and stil to chill the drink. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and an orange peel.


Serving: 1drink, Calories: 170kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Sodium: 4mg, Sugar: 6g, Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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8 comments on “Rosemary Old Fashioned”

  1. Magnificent! Great taste !

  2. This was fantastic – the orange bitters really added a wonderful layer of complexity. Thanks so much!

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  4. Rosemary and rye whiskey are the perfect combo!

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  6. Made this cocktail for friends over last night.
    Everyone loved them and they were so pretty.
    Great for a winter get-together. The bourbon or whiskey you use definitely makes a difference so be sure to get a good one.

  7. This is such a gorgeous cocktail! I love the rosemary twist!