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Almond Old Fashioned

Here’s a recipe for an Almond Old Fashioned, which is a delightful twist on the classic cocktail using amaretto to give it that almond flavor. This version is smooth, slightly sweet, and perfect for an evening unwind. Let’s get into the recipe:

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Almond Old Fashioned

Prep Time: 4 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amaretto, Bourbon, old fashioned variations
Servings: 1 drink
Author: My Bartender


  • 2 oz Bourbon Choose a good quality one for the best flavor
  • 1/2 oz Amaretto For that deep almond taste
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash Orange bitters optional, but adds a nice citrusy depth
  • Orange peel for garnish
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish, optional


  • Chill the Glass: Start by placing your serving glass in the freezer to chill it a little while you prepare the drink.

Mix the Ingredients:

  • In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, amaretto, Angostura bitters, and orange bitters if you’re using them.
  • Add a handful of ice cubes to the mixing glass.
  • Stir Well: Use a long spoon to stir the mixture gently but thoroughly, about 30 seconds or so. The idea is to cool the drink while slightly diluting it to soften the alcohol sharpness.
  • Prepare the Glass: Remove your glass from the freezer. If you like, you can rub the rim with an orange peel to add a hint of citrus to the rim.
  • Strain: Strain the cocktail into the chilled glass over fresh ice cubes to keep it cool without diluting it too quickly.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Twist an orange peel over the glass to spritz its oils into the drink, then drop it in or rim the glass with it, depending on your preference.
  • Add a maraschino cherry for a touch of sweetness and a classic garnish look.
  • Enjoy: Your Almond Old Fashioned is ready to be enjoyed. Sip it slowly to relish the blend of bourbon and almond flavors.
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This cocktail is perfect for those who appreciate the depth of bourbon but also enjoy the sweet, nutty notes of amaretto. Enjoy your drink responsibly!

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