What’s your favorite autumn cocktail? For us, it has to be the classic Old Fashioned.

Made from just a few simple ingredients, the easy to mix drink is endlessly riff-able and the perfect way to showcase seasonal flavors and high-quality ingredients. One of our must-haves for any good old fashioned is ANGOSTURA® bitters. The complexity of flavor and superior quality ensure that even the simplest Old Fashioned is a masterpiece.

As we head into Old Fashioned Week, celebrated October 15th through the 24th, we’re excited to share two cocktails from The House of Angostura that highlight seasonal flavors. Using ingredients like chocolate, figs, cinnamon and rosemary, these cocktails are a perfect way to indulge and appreciate the changing seasons. Both cocktails use Angostura’s classic aromatic bitters, but swapping for the cocoa or orange bitters can bring out different notes and flavors. Mix up these stunning drinks at your next party and try them with each style of bitter to understand how each play into the flavor profile of the drink.

Chocolate Fig Old Fashioned

Chocolate Fig Old Fashioned

Chocolate Fig Old Fashioned

Created by Ashley Rose Conway of Craft & Cocktails

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 1/4 oz. Creme De Cacao
  • 1/4 oz. Fig Syrup*
  • 3 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • Orange Peel
  • Chocolate Covered Fig

Preparation: In a glass, add a large cube of ice. Add all ingredients and stir. Twist orange over glass to release oils and discard. Garnish with chocolate covered fig (I dipped figs into dark chocolate and then rolled them in crushed pistachios).

*Fig Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup figs, chopped

Preparation: Add water and sugar into a sauce-pan over medium heat. Once sugar is melted, add figs and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and muddle figs. Let infuse for 1 hour. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a jar. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.


Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned

Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned

Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned

Created by Kyle Boen of StayFoxx

Ingredients:

  • 4 tsp. Cinnamon Rosemary Simple Syrup*
  • 3 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 1 Orange peel
  • Rosemary sprig

Preparation: Add 4 tsps of the simple syrup and 3 dashes of ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters to an Old Fashioned (or rocks) glass. (For some additional depth, you can add in a dash of ANGOSTURA orange bitters, too!) Swirl syrup and bitters around until mixed. Add bourbon, ice, orange peel and stir. Finish off the presentation adding a sprig of rosemary to the glass to garnish.

*Cinnamon Rosemary Simple Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

Preparation: In a saucepan, combine honey, water, rosemary sprigs and cinnamon sticks over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently until honey has dissolved into water. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Once cool, remove rosemary and cinnamon sticks and put in airtight container so you can keep using the syrup for future recipes. (Trust me, you’ll want to!)