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

The Plymouth favorite shares its recipe for the flavorful cocktail.
Comari's on the Park's Spiced Old Fashioned. // Photograph by Kailey Howell.

Looking to kick your drink game 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.


  • 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
  • Cloves
  • Black peppercorns
  • Star anise


  1. Muddle orange peel with spiced simple syrup*.
  2. Add a splash of water. Pour Buffalo Trace and Angostura bitters into a vessel.
  3. Add ice, stir well, and strain into old fashioned glass or boomba, over ice.
  4. 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 is located at 350 S. Main St., Plymouth. Call 734-416-0100 or visit for more information. Plus, find even more drink recipes by local restaurants including Prime & Proper’s Hearts & Bones cocktail and Ima Izakaya’s Pennyroyal cocktail at  

This story is featured in the January 2022 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. It has been updated for 2024. Read more stories in our digital edition.