Brandy instead of bourbon? Yes, Wisconsin makes an Old-Fashioned differently

This classic cocktail comes in `sweet` or `sour` versions

To most of the cocktail-drinking universe, the recipe for an Old-Fashioned is the distillation of simplicity: bourbon or rye, sugar syrup, a dash of bitters and an orange peel for a garnish. It’s a drink formula that has held up for more than 200 years – except in Wisconsin.

At some point around the turn of the last century, the local Sconnies decided to blend up a unique take on the Old-Fashioned, substituting brandy for bourbon and adding carbonated soda and a fruit mash to create a sweeter drink to appeal to immigrants from brandy- and schnapps-loving countries like Germany and Poland...


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Ken Notes: Not news to us but nice to see the National attention, and Central Standard got a nice plug and image...



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