Prep: 2 mins
Yield: 1 serving

The Old Fashioned, Refashioned

For those who’ve mastered the classic Old Fashioned, ignore the purists and try your hand at this old fashioned recipe with a twist. Featuring Blueberry Earl Grey Liqueur and Meyer Lemon Bitters, this flavorful cocktail is anything but your grandfather’s dram.


2 oz. Bourbon or Rye
½ oz. Blueberry Earl Grey Liqueur
6 dashes of Meyer Lemon Bitters
1 Lemon twist


  1. Express lemon peel oils into a mixing glass full of ice.
  2. Add bourbon or rye, Earl Grey liqueur and Meyer lemon bitters.
  3. Stir for 45 seconds.
  4. Strain into a clean old fashioned glass with fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with fresh orange twist and blueberries.

Created By: Ted Kilgore

Make It Your Own’s in-house mixologist, Ted Kilgore, is a 17-year veteran of the bar and spirits world. Passing the B.A.R. with BAR Ready certification in 2007, he is now proprietor and Beverage Director at Planter’s House in St. Louis.