Signature
Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Whiskey • Sweet
Haunted Old Fashioned

The elegant Old Fashioned is always a perfect cocktail to sip during happy hour, especially if you prefer your first drink of the evening to be a stiff one. But there’s nothing wrong with adding a fun twist to a serious libation, especially if it incorporates a lively seasonal ingredient. This variation from Arley Marks of New York’s Dimes not only calls for an easy-to-make pumpkin syrup, but Marks also serves the drink in a hollowed-out mini pumpkin. Serve it to kick off a dinner party or a fall weekend getaway—or overshadow the roast turkey at Thanksgiving. If you don’t have the time or patience to carve a pumpkin into a glass, a lowball will do just fine.

The Essentials

bourbon
pumpkin syrup
bitters
Shaker
Strainer
The Details
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Ingredients

2 oz bourbon
.75 oz pumpkin syrup
4 dashes bitters
4 dashes orange bitters
2 orange peels
soda water
Candy corn

Method

  • Express orange peels into a shaker tin and drop in.
  • Add bourbon, pumpkin syrup and bitters to the shaker, and shake with ice.
  • Strain into a mini pumpkin filled with fresh ice.
  • Top with a splash of soda water and garnish with a handful of candy corn.
intermediate
Strength:
Pumpkin Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 Cup pumpkin juice
1 Cup evaporated cane sugar
2 Cinnamon Sticks

Method

  • In a saucepan over low heat, combine pumpkin juice and organic evaporated cane sugar with whole cinnamon sticks. Heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Strain. Let cool before using.