How to Make Compari’s on the Park’s Spiced Old Fashioned

The Plymouth favorite shares its recipe for the flavorful cocktail
spiced old fashioned
Comari’s on the Park’s Spiced Old Fashioned

Looking to kick it up a notch this winter? We’ve got a cocktail recipe for you. Compari’s on the Park, a Plymouth-based Italian restaurant, shares how to make its Spiced Old Fashioned below.

Compari’s on the Park’s Spiced Old Fashioned Recipe


1/2 oz spiced simple syrup

Splash of water

2 1/2 oz Buffalo Trace bourbon

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Orange peel

Spiced Simple Syrup

Equal parts water and sugar

Cinnamon sticks

Allspice berries


Black peppercorns

Star anise


Muddle orange peel with spiced simple syrup*. Add a splash of water. Pour Buffalo Trace and Angostura bitters into a vessel. Add ice, stir well, and strain into old fashioned glass or boomba, over ice. Garnish with orange peel and maraschino cherry.

*Simple syrup: Boil sugar and water. Add spices. Reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain through fine mesh, removing all solids.

Compari’s on the Park, 350 S. Main St., Plymouth; 734-416-0100;

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