Beer Old Fashioned Recipe

A simple beer syrup updates this classic cocktail.
Beer Old Fashioned Recipe

Servings: 1
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


for the beer syrup:
1 cup|250 ml ale, preferably something malty, such as Old Blue Last beer
2 cups|500 grams castor sugar

for the cocktail:
1 ½ ounces|50 ml whiskey
½ ounce|10 ml beer syrup
6 dashes Angostura bitters
lemon twist, to serve


  1. Make the beery syrup: Combine both ingredients in a medium saucepan over low. Cook until the sugar dissolves, then cool completely. Syrup will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 24 hours.
  2. Make the cocktail: Add ¾ ounce|25 ml whiskey, the beer syrup, and bitters to a mixing glass filled with cubed ice and stir 25 times. Add the remaining ¾ ounce|25 ml whiskey and stir a further 25 times. Double strain into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice and garnish with a lemon twist.

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