Brandy Old Fashioned Sweet

A Wisconsin Classic!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Cocktail Catagory: Old Fashioned
Cocktail Ingredient: Bitters, Brandy, Cherry Juice, Lemon Lime Soda
FoodOrDrink: Drink


  • Muddler


  • 4 oz Brandy Korbel ideally
  • 1 ea Bitters
  • 1 oz Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • 1 splash Lemon Lime Soda
  • 1 ea Sugar Cube About 1 teaspoon
  • 2 ea Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 ea Orange Slice
  • 1 ea Blackberry Optional
  • 1 ea Ice to fill


  • Gather your ingredients
  • Add the orange, blackberry, cherries, sugar, and bitters at the bottom of the glass.
  • Muddle!!!! Muddle till you can't recognize the ingredients.
  • I like to remove the orange at this point. Many don't.
  • Add brandy, then ice, and splash of soda
  • Stir and drink!


  • Every supper club and Wisconsinite has their own slight variation of this drink.
  • For this drink, I used brandy soaked cherries and dark cherry bitters to give it a little extra zing.  Many people prefer orange bitters in their old fashioned.  Play around with it!
  • The blackberry isn’t very common.  It’s my own little twist of sorts.
  • If you can’t get sugar cubes (because apparently Wisconsinites hoard them during COVID-19 quarantines), then I’d go with a premium sugar.  Pure cane has a slightly brown tint to it and is a bit more coarse than typical granulated sugar.  I really love it for these drinks.
  • You can try substituting my recipe for Simple Syrup rather than the sugar cube if you’d prefer.
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