Autumn Harvest Old-Fashioned

Add a touch of autumn to the timeless old-fashioned with our Orange-Thyme Simple Syrup. The rich flavors of bourbon are enhanced by the aromatic essence of orange zest and thyme, creating a cocktail that perfectly embodies the spirit of the season. Served over a large ice cube and garnished with a strip of orange zest and a sprig of thyme, this Orange-Thyme Old-Fashioned is sure to become a favorite among bourbon enthusiasts during the fall months.

Autumn Harvest Old-Fashioned

An autumn-inspired twist on the classic old-fashioned, featuring bourbon, Orange-Thyme Simple Syrup, and a dash of Angostura bitters, garnished with orange zest and thyme.

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  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 tbsp. Orange-Thyme Simple Syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • 4 strips orange zest
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. To make the Orange-Thyme Old-Fashioned, combine bourbon, Orange-Thyme Simple Syrup, and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker over ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 10-20 seconds until the shaker is cold.
  3. Strain the mixture into a glass with a large ice cube.
  4. Garnish with a strip of orange zest and a sprig of thyme.
  5. For the Orange-Thyme Simple Syrup, simmer 4 strips of orange zest, 3 sprigs of thyme, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Remove from heat, cool, and strain before using.