Old Fashioned Mixer Recipes

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Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

We like to say our Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer is like a bartender in a bottle. 

It's like we found some magical formula to fit a muddler, cocktail shaker, bitters, cherries, orange and sugar cubes into one vessel. Well, in a way we did. 

Even better, we added one other little secret: organic gum arabic. It's the key ingredient to our sought-after Gomme Syrup and adds an extra level of luxury to your Old Fashioned, imparting viscosity and a velvet-smooth mouth feel to your cocktail.

So save the time, effort and expense and simply mix with the bourbon or whiskey of your choice for a consistent, delicious Old Fashioned every time. 

INGREDIENTS:

2 oz. Bourbon or Whiskey

1 oz. Eli Mason Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer

 

Combine ingredients and pour over ice. See, wasn't that easy?

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Moonshine Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned Moonshine

Mmmm, moonshine! 

Maybe it's our Tennessee roots that make us love moonshine. Maybe it's our memories of days gone by. Perhaps it's the stories that Eli shares about his days up in the holler. Regardless, moonshine is more versatile than many people realize. 

We figured we'd prove that point with this cocktail - the Moonshine Old Fashioned.

By simply swapping out moonshine for bourbon with our Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer, you'll have a delightful new spin on something old. We've chosen to garnish ours with a moonshine-soaked cherry, but if all else fails, skip the garnish and keep it simple.

INGREDIENTS:

2 oz. Moonshine

1 oz. Eli Mason Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer

Moonshine-Soaked Cherry for Garnish

Add moonshine and our Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer to a cocktail mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill and strain into a glass (or drinkin' jar) with a couple of ice cubes. Garnish with cherry and serve.

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Old Fashioned Rum Toddy

Old Fashioned Rum Toddy

Baby it's, like, really cold outside. When there's frost on your windowpanes, nothing warms you like a hot toddy. 

It's a disarmingly simple drink (spirit + sweet/spice + hot water) but something special happens when you combine these elements in a glass with a citrus garnish.

We make ours with aged gold rum, our classic pomegranate-based Grenadine, and just a dash of our Old Fashioned cocktail mixer.

The aroma is spicy and bright. Perfect for sipping by the window with a good book. 

INGREDIENTS:

1.5 oz. Gold Rum

.5 oz. Eli Mason Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer

.5 oz. Eli Mason Classic Grenadine

4 oz. Hot Water

Combine the rum and mixers in a heat-safe glass and top with the hot water. Garnish with orange.

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Old Fashioned Sangria

Old Fashioned Sangria

Sangria is a wine-based drink with many virtues:

  1. It's easy to assemble and can be done 24-48 hours in advance of a party.
  2. It's easy to serve at said party. Pour over ice. Maybe a garnish. Back to the party.
  3. The individual ingredients are not expensive but the final drink tastes pretty fancy.
  4. It helps you use up that bottle of wine that's been sitting in the fridge for too long.
  5. It's a forgiving drink and permits all manner of customization.

This 3-4 ingredient Sangria recipe is very dry, which can be good on its own but also makes it a fine candidate for experimentation and expansion. 

For more of a citrus kick, add a splash of orange liqueur or citrus bitters. Maybe a few limes? Try adding Brandy or Bourbon for sweetness. Or pineapple soda ... might be good ... maybe? 

INGREDIENTS:

16 oz. Red Wine (Dry)

8 oz. Orange juice (fresh squeezed)

6 oz. Eli Mason Old Fashioned cocktail mixer.

2 oz. Bourbon or Brandy (optional)

Simply mix all ingredients in a covered pitcher and allow to mellow in the fridge for 6+ hours.

Serve over ice.

Makes 4 servings.

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Toronto by Tennessee

Toronto by Tennessee

Let's keep this Fernet-love going. Like the Sevier Park Swizzle we posted a few weeks ago, the Toronto by Tennessee is an example of how adding one complex ingredient (in this case the bitter amaro Fernet-Branca) can yield an almost entirely new drink.

This one is bold and bitter, but our Old Fashioned mixer brings a touch of sweetness and helps combine these two disparate ingredients into one very satisfying sipper.

This is also a drink that's easy to customize to your taste by simply raising or lowering the amount of Fernet or Old Fashioned mixer. Experiment with your favorite Tennessee Whiskey to make this one your own.

INGREDIENTS:

2 oz. Tennessee Whiskey (or Bourbon will suffice)

.5 oz. Fernet-Branca

.25 oz. Eli Mason Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer

Combine all ingredients over ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into chilled coupe and garnish with orange peel. 

 

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