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Modern Old-Fashioned Cocktail

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This modern take on an old-fashioned cocktail infuses the flavors of peach, citrus and maple syrup into the classic bourbon drink.
by: Betty Crocker Tasteseekers
Updated Apr 19, 2017
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  • 1 extra-large ice cube or standard ice cubes
  • Fresh orange slice
  • Fresh lemon slice
  • 1/4 of a fresh ripe peach, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • Standard ice cubes
  • 4 tablespoons (2 oz) bourbon
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Fresh peach slice


  • 1
    Add extra-large ice cube to lowball or rocks glass.
  • 2
    Muddle orange slice, lemon slice, chopped peach and maple syrup in cocktail shaker until fruit is broken up. Add standard ice cubes, bourbon and bitters to shaker; shake and strain into glass.
  • 3
    Garnish with peach slice.

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