The King’s Brandy Old Fashioned

Thoughts from the founder:

Whenever we all got together for Thanksgiving and throughout the holidays, there was one tradition that I always looked forward to. My father-in-law, who I nicknamed The King, had way of saying, “Welcome back, we are thankful that you are here,” by handing me a homemade Brandy Old Fashioned. The year that he shared his recipe with me was very special; it was the year that he told me it was my turn to learn how to make them so that I could keep his tradition alive. I know that I have made them perfectly when my wife says that they taste just like her dad’s. Now, I want to share his recipe with you, so you can welcome home those you love with The King’s gesture of friendship. Cheers to a wonderful holiday season. 


brandy-old-fashionedThe King’s Brandy Old Fashioned

makes 1 Old Fashioned

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters
  • 1 can of 7UP
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 shots Korbel brandy
  • 1 t Maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 slice orange
  • 2 Maraschino cherries (with stems!)


  1. Place sugar cube in the bottom of a tumbler. Add 3 dashes of bitters and 1 dash of 7UP. Mix together to combine the ingredients and break apart the sugar cube.
  2. Fill the glass 2/3 with ice. Add 1 1/2 shots of Korbel brandy.
  3. Fill the rest of the glass with 7UP. Add 1 teaspoon of cherry juice and a small squeeze of fresh orange juice. Mix everything together.
  4. Garnish with a slice of orange and 2 Maraschino cherries.


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