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Vanilla Bean Old Fashioned

What's Molly Cooking?
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1


  • 2 oz good quality bourbon
  • 1 orange
  • 1 vanilla bean 1-inch piece
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 tsp simple syrup or one sugar cube


  • Combine scored vanilla bean piece, a large piece of orange zest, simple syrup (or sugar cube) and the orange bitters in the bottom of a small glass.
  • Muddle together to release the orange oil and break down the vanilla bean.
  • Add the bourbon and stir.
  • Top off with large ice cube and an orange twist. Cheers!
Keyword bourbon, cocktail, old fashioned, vanilla, whiskey