Make an autumnal twist on the classic old-fashioned cocktail with this recipe using butternut squash infusion with bourbon. This tasty cocktail is a great choice if you are looking for something truly unique to serve on Thanksgiving Day or on any autumn occasion. The recipe was created by Nikki Sunseri of Little Dom’s in Los Angeles, California, and it is as simple as it is unique. You will need to schedule the infusion about a week ahead of time. Almost any bourbon will do, but one made with a high rye content will pair well with the roasted butternut squash that’s flavored with cinnamon and sugar. When the infusion is ready, adding maple syrup and two bitters is all you need to make the cocktail.
Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)
The strength of Butternut Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe is 4 out of 10.
Nutrition (calories per serving)
The estimated calories of Butternut Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe is 231 calories per serving.
Preparation time (minutes)
The time it takes to create Butternut Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.
- 2 ounces butternut-infused bourbon
- 1 splash maple bitters
- 1/4 ounce maple syrup
- 1 splash aromatic bitters
- Orange peel, for garnish
Steps to Make It
- Make sure the ingredients are ready. A temperature of 400 degrees is recommended for the oven.
- Sugar and cinnamon are lightly sprinkled onto the squash pieces after they have been cut into tiny pieces. Usually, they're good to roast about 20 minutes until they're a bit dry and golden
- Place the mixture in an infusion jar, allow it to cool to room temperature, and then add the bourbon.
- At least six days is required for the infusion to take effect. Make sure the flavor is right, and allow it to sit longer if needed.
- Once the bourbon has reached the desired intensity, strain out the squash and bottle it. If stored correctly, it can be stored for a couple of months, but is best to consume within that timeframe.