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Finally, it’s officially kind of cold in Los Angeles. I notice the temperature drop every year around Halloween weekend and I get energized to create more fall-themed dishes and drinks. One classic cocktail that has made a comeback recently is the Old Fashioned. Now as much as I love the traditional take on the Old Fashioned, I decided to put my Maren touch on it and created a slightly different and more modern version of it: The Fall Fashioned.


Fall Fashioned video recipe

A classic Old Fashioned cocktail is typically made with either whiskey or brandy and muddled with sugar and bitters. For my Fall Fashioned, I chose to use brandy and a similar technique but also make it a little bit more approachable. To add a little depth of flavor, I made my own Fall simple syrup which adds a touch of spice and you can save it for future use.


To make my Fall Fashioned cocktail you will need brandy, fall simple syrup (see recipe below), orange wedges and rind, orange bitters, grenadine, pomegranate juice and ice. If you can’t find Orange Bitters, don’ freak out. You can leave it out and the drink will still be great. So check out my video below to learn this easy cocktail recipe and stay tuned for my next autumn inspired drink. Cheers!

The Fall Fashioned:

2oz Brandy
½ oz Pom Juice
½ oz Fall Simple Syrup
¼ oz Grenadine
3 dashes Orange Bitters
1 Orange Wedge and Peel


Fall Simple Syrup: Boil 1cup water and one cup water until dissolved. Add ½ teaspoon each of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves with the addition of 4-5 orange peelings. You can also try adding some pumpkin pie spice. Once you’ve added the ingredients, let the syrup simmer for up to four minutes. Turn off the stove and cool. Once cool, stain liquid into an airtight container and refrigerate for future use.





- Maren


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