Honey Old Fashioned | Michigan Recipes

Hi, Mitten Crate fans! I’m Lori – a recipe developer, food photographer, and author of the food blog Foxes Love Lemons. I live in Ferndale, and went to culinary school at Schoolcraft College. Shortly after I graduated, I started blogging to share simple yet special recipes for the “home chef” in all of us.

Mad Men is finally back on TV, and there’s nothing like tuning in with an Old Fashioned in your hand. This cocktail is traditionally made with a sugar cube, I’ve been known to substitute everything from honey to agave nectar to maple syrup. The Michigan’s Finest Honey honey straws that arrived in the March Mitten Crate will be working themselves into my cocktails for the near future.


Please enjoy, and be sure to check out my blog, as well as follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for new recipes!

Honey Old Fashioned

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep: 5 minutes


  • 1 strip (about 1 inch wide) orange peel
  • 1-1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon honey (1 honey straw)
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice


  1. Place orange peel in small glass and use muddler to gently release its oils. Add bourbon, honey, and bitters; stir until honey is dissolved. Top glass with ice and serve immediately.


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