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Old Fashioned Mocktail

by Owen Ingalls October 03, 2022 2 min read

Old Fashioned Mocktail

As the holidays approach, many people are looking for creative ways to enjoy their favorite seasonal drinks without alcohol.

This non alcoholic old fashioned recipe is the perfect way to enjoy all the flavors of the classic cocktail without the booze. 

Made with maple syrup, sugar, and orange peel, this mocktail is sure to please any holiday party guest.

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Non Alcoholic Old Fashioned Recipe


  • 2 ounces of non-alcoholic whiskey
  • 1/4 ounce maple syrup
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • Orange peel twist garnish
  • Ice cubes


  • Add non-alcoholic whiskey, and maple syrup to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  • Strain into a rocks glass over one big ice cube.
  • Garnish with an orange peel and serve

Recipe Notes

  • Want a non-alcoholic whiskey alternative? Try using a strongly brewed barley tea instead.
  • Want a low ABV version of this cocktail? Use 1 oz of regular whiskey and 1 oz of Lyre’s American Malt.

The History Behind Old Fashioned Drinks

Old fashioned was simply referred to as a ‘cocktail’ during the first half of the 19th century. However, after the 1850s, different liqueurs began to be added to cocktails, making them more and more complex.

Therefore, people who preferred the basic cocktails from the early 19th century started referring to them as ‘old fashioned, thus the name stuck.

By the late 19th century, old-fashioned cocktails were made generally with rye whiskeys and bourbon-based old fashioned.

The original simple old fashioned recipe started to get tweaked by the 20th century, when first gin, and then other spirits were used to put different spins on the cocktail.

Enjoy Your Old Fashioned Mocktail Drink, Cheers!

This non-alcoholic old-fashioned recipe is the perfect drink for anyone who loves the classic taste of an old fashioned but doesn't want the alcohol.

It is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Whether you're hosting a party or just looking for a delicious non-alcoholic drink, this non-alcoholic old-fashioned recipe is sure to please.

So, if you’ve never tasted an old fashioned before, you should try the classic whiskey-based non-alcoholic old-fashioned recipe.

However, if you don’t like how whiskey tastes, you can always experiment with non-alcoholic versions of rum, vodka, gin, and/or beer. 

The point is to find out what pleases your taste buds, and enjoy!

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