Pair this recipe with a Bourbon-Soaked Pear Galette.

*Note: The bourbon mixture below comes from the reserved bourbon mixture in the Bourbon-Soaked Pear Galette recipe. Bourbon can be substituted if not making the galette.

Vanilla Old Fashioned


  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • Small splash of club soda
  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon mixture*
  • Thin pear slices for garnish


  • In a cocktail glass, combine sugar cube, bitters, and club soda. Using a muddler, crush the sugar cube until it dissolves. Add bourbon and 1 large ice cube to the glass; stir until well chilled. Garnish with the pear slices and serve immediately.

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