Quarantinis With Tonya: Old Fashioned

Ok, so I debated with myself about whether or not to make this particular Quarantini. I mean, this is Wisconsin… so I’m sure you already have a version of an old fashioned that you love! Also, I don’t want you to judge me to harshly for how I make mine (hint: I don’t use brandy). But since all week I’ve been giving you my go-to drinks for a fantastic cocktail party (or fantastic night of social distancing), I had to include it.

Since I moved to Wisconsin, I’ve tried tons of different versions of the old fashioned. One place even put MUSHROOMS as the garnish, and I was very confused, as I’d never even heard of that concept. But for me, the old fashioned will always be how I learned to make it. I don’t even remember who taught me to make them (possibly one of my great aunts on my dad’s side – they were from DePere, so know an old fashioned when they see one!) So here’s my version. I hope you enjoy it!


Old Fashioned:

2 oz. whiskey or bourbon (or brandy, if that’s your thing)
1 sugar cube
5 drops Angostura bitters
1 orange slice, halved
2 maraschino cherries
Squirt or lemon lime soda


In an old fashioned glass, place sugar cube, bitters, half slice of orange, and one maraschino cherry. Use a muddler, and muddle it until the sugar is no longer a cube. Add ice to you glass, followed by whiskey. Top with Squirt.***  Garnish with half a slice or orange and a maraschino cherry.


***If you don’t have Squirt, but still want a drink that’s not too sweet, you can use lemon lime pop and a splash of lemon juice.












Previous Quarantinis With Tonya:

Lemon Drop

Mary Pickford

The Russians

Gin Gimlet

Orange Cranberry Mimosa

Boozy Root Beer Float


Cucumber Lime Margarita

Bantha Milk

Mint Julep

Toolbox Cocktail

Dutch Mule

Green Lantern

Villa Park


Dirty Shirley

Chai Martini

Strawberry Daquiri


Tequila Sunrise

Cuba Libre

Drunken Hot Chocolate

Bunny Mary

Milk Punch

Zebra Fizz

Bourbon Maple Fizz

A Classic Martini


Please Drink Responsibly!