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Rosemary Citrus Old Fashioned

This is a bright, herbal twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail recipe. It's perfect to help lighten up any dark, cold winter night!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: cocktail
Servings: 1
Author: Marlynn Schotland, Urban Bliss Life


  • 2 oz Pendleton Midnight Whisky or other dark whisky
  • 1 oz rosemary syrup see below
  • 3-4 drops bitters I use grapefruit but you could use any citrus bitters
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice


  • Make the Rosemary Citrus Simple Syrup:
  • In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons sugar, 3-5 orange slices, a few sprigs of fresh rosemary.
  • Mix over medium heat until sugar has dissolved, which just takes a minute or so.
  • Remove from heat, strain liquid into a separate bowl, and cool to room temperature.
  • Stir whisky, 1 teaspoon rosemary citrus syrup, and bitters well in a shaker then pour over ice in a glass. Garnish with orange slices and a small sprig of rosemary.