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Thanksgiving cocktail Spiced Old Fashioned

Spiced Old Fashioned

Spiced Old Fashioned gives a seasonal holiday twist to this classic cocktail with a homemade cinnamon thyme syrup. Perfect for celebrating.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon, cocktail, old fashioned, thyme
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Steep 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1


For the Cinnamon Thyme Syrup

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 thyme stems
  • 4 cardamom pods

For the Cocktail

  • 2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
  • ½ ounce cinnamon thyme syrup
  • ½ ounce water
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters*
  • Orange peel and cinnamon stick for garnish optional


Make the Cinnamon Thyme Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, combine the water and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat, add in the cinnamon, thyme, and cardamom and allow it to steep for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer to an airtight bottle or jar and keep refrigerated between uses.

Make the Cocktail

  • Add bourbon or whiskey along with cinnamon thyme syrup, water, and aromatic bitters to a shaker and stir them gently with a spoon.
  • Pour into a rocks (or champagne) glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick, sprig of thyme, and orange peel if desired.


*If you have cardamom bitters those would be delicious as well.