Whether you like your Whiskey Old Fashioned Sour or Sweet, this classic Wisconsin cocktail is great for grilling and chilling with family and friends!
Whiskey Old Fashioned Sour
When I lived in Wisconsin, supper clubs were a thing! Going to Friday night fish fry’s was a blast! If you’ve never been to a supper club in the midwest, Wisconsin does it right.
You order your dinner and drinks in the bar and when your meal is ready, you’re called to your table. Which seems kinda opposite, right? But it was a great opportunity to relax and visit with friends before the meal.
A Whiskey Old Fashioned Sour quickly became my cocktail of choice! Classically this drink would be served with pickled brussels sprouts, mushrooms or asparagus (yes pickled vegetables!) or green olives.
This cocktail can be served sweet – using brandy, a sugar cube and a maraschino cherry – or sour with whiskey and there’s something about that sour that made it my favorite!
Old Fashioned Cocktail
Grocery list for Whiskey Old Fashioned Sour
- bourbon or rye whiskey
- grapefruit soda
- bitters (optional)
- pickled vegetables
Start by pouring whiskey over rocks. A dash of bitters? That’s up to you!
Top off with “sour” soda. Use your favorite grapefruit flavored soda and garnish with your favorite pickled vegetable.
I know… it sounds kinda sorta strange, right? BUT delicious!
Of course, these taste even more amazing in these gorgeous Joy Jolt whiskey glasses!
What’s in an old fashioned?
An Old Fashioned Sour has:
- Sour Mix or Squirt or Lemon Lime Soda and Seltzer.
- Pickled Vegetables
What whiskey do you use in an old fashioned?
Use your whiskey of choice and the best your budget can afford. Rye whiskey is a traditional choice. The higher quality whiskey, the better the cocktail.
What kind of cherries go in an old fashioned?
In a Whiskey Old Fashioned Sweet (not sour) you would use Maraschino cherries.
What is the state drink of Wisconsin
What is the difference between an old fashioned and a Manhattan?
How to make a Whiskey Old Fashioned Sour
- grab your cocktail glass and fill with ice
- add equal amounts of whiskey and grapefruit soda
- dash of bitters (optional)
- garnish with pickled vegetables and enjoy!
More of my favorite cocktails!
- Lemon Drop Martin
- Paloma Cocktail Recipe
- The Last Word Cocktail
- Sex in the Driveway
- Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
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Whiskey Old Fashioned Sour
- 2 oz whiskey
- 2 oz. grapefruit soda
- 3 pickled mushrooms
- dash bitters optional
- Fill your cocktail glass with ice.
- Add whiskey, top with soda.
- Ganish with your favorite pickled vegetables.