Old Fashioned Recipe {Low Calorie and Easy}

Old Fashioned Recipe Low Calorie and Easy

This old fashioned recipe is both low in calories, and easy to make.

My low calorie old fashioned drink is 50 calories less than a traditional old fashioned recipe… all thanks to one ingredient.

Old Fashioned Recipe Low Calorie and Easy

What’s really exciting, is that you can use my helpful ingredient swap in all of your favorite cocktails… Not just in this best old fashioned recipe.

I made this recipe to enjoy on cold winter nights. It’s perfect in winter and fall, but fancy enough for a sprint or summer dinner party cocktail hour.

A traditional Old Fashioned Recipe has 154 calories… this one has only 104 calories!

Old Fashioned Recipe {Low Calorie and Easy}

In this article I will show you how to make a old fashioned cocktail. Yes, mine is low in calories… but it’s still traditional.

In this article I’ll be sure to supply you with a shopping list for ingredients in old fashioned. I recommend you screen shot them or click the links to add to your cart.

low calorie old fashioned

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

I will also supply you with a printable recipe card, and several more low calorie cocktail recipes to try out.

This article on how to make an old fashioned will also show you how to cut the calories by 1/3.

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin low calorie old fashioned cocktail recipe to Pinterest so it is safely stored for you.

Below you will find an Old Fashioned Recipe shopping list, “How To” Guide, and a Printable Recipe card…

Old Fashioned Ingredients

So… What’s in an Old Fashioned?

In this section I will supply you with the old fashioned ingredients. I have done so in a grocery list format so you can screenshot to your phone… Or click the handy links and add to your cart.

Old Fashioned Recipe Low Calorie and Easy

Ingredients in old fashioned recipe:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie old fashioned drink recipe you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this low calorie old fashioned cocktail recipe can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Now that you know what’s an old fashioned made of. Let’s talk about how to make an old fashioned drink… And get my secret ingredient…

Up next I’ll share my secret ingredient to make a low calorie whiskey old fashioned.

Low Calorie Old Fashioned Secret Ingredient

I was able to cut the calories by swapping out the sugar, or simple syrup. With an all natural, zero calorie simple syrup.

First off, I want you to know that I found this amazing, all natural ingredient all on my own. I am approached often to peddle ingredients… That’s not the case here.

I’m usually wary of “zero calorie sweeteners” and I want to stress, this should still be enjoyed in moderation. More sweets mean more craving for carbs… And often that’s where people gain weight.

Try this “secret ingredient” for my skinny old fashion recipe. You can click on the photo to add to your Amazon cart.

If you want to make this cocktail old fashioned recipe, you can use regular simple syrup! Just add 50 calories to the recipe card below…

How to Make an Old Fashioned

In this article I will show you how to make an old fashioned drink recipe.

I changed how make old fashioned once I started using simple syrup. I do love crushing the sugar cube… But it’s often just too labor intensive. Plus by using simple syrup, you can use an all natural zero calorie simple syrup!

low calorie old fashioned

How to Make an Old Fashioned Drink Recipe:

  1. Add the all natural zero calorie simple syrup, bitters and water into a rocks glass, and stir until combined.
  2. Fill the glass with large ice cubes, add the whiskey.
  3. Squeeze the orange peal over the glass to extract oil, roll the outer part of the orange peal around the rim of the glass, then drop in.

It’s relatively easy to make old fashioned cocktails… And with the elimination of crushing the sugar and dissolving, it’s even easier!

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Below… the best old fashioned recipes for those looking to limit calories, carbs and sugar.

Low Calorie Old Fashioned Recipe

I use the old fashioned ingredients above, including the “secret ingredient” to make this delicious cocktail.

You can make a bourbon or whiskey old fashioned, both will work great in this recipe.

Old Fashioned Recipe Low Calorie and Easy

Old Fashioned Recipe {Low Calorie and Easy}

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This old fashioned recipe is 50 calories less than the traditional old fashioned recipes.
The Low Calorie Old Fashioned Recipe below is lower in sugar, carbohydrates and has 1/3 less calories!
5 from 27 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 1 min
Course cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 104 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 teaspoon zero calorie simple syrup
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1.5 ounces whiskey or bourbon
  • Orange peel
  • Cocktail cherry optional

Instructions
 

  • Add the all natural zero calorie simple syrup, bitters and water into a rocks glass, and stir until combined.
  • Fill the glass with large ice cubes, add the whiskey.
  • Squeeze the orange peal over the glass to extract oil, roll the outer part of the orange peal around the rim of the glass, then drop in.

Notes

 

Nutrition

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword cocktails, drinks
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Final Thoughts

I’m always wary about writing low calorie recipe for drinks… Inevitably, someone will comment saying “you shouldn’t drink if you’re looking to lose weight!”

And you know what? They’re right! But the fact of the matter is, we have cravings, and we go off plan. And then where are we?

I find it better to feed your craving in a healthy way… Like in this old fashioned recipe. Will a cocktail HELP you lose weight? No… but will a low calorie version you can make at home stop you from going to the bar and ordering three… Plus some nachos? Yes!

In all things I recommend moderation. But here, in this little world of old fashioned ingredients, here is a healthier alternative… It’s 1/3 less calories, lower in carbs, and sugar.

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2 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Recipe {Low Calorie and Easy}”

  1. 5 stars
    So good! I added 1/2 tsp of cherry juice. I am enjoying my beverage now and I will make this again.

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