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Christmas cocktail: Bramble's mince pie old fashioned

Mike Aikman from Bramble and Mothership in Edinburgh shares his recipe for a festive old fashioned.

Published: December 3, 2022

For the mince pie syrup

Heat all ingredients gently to dissolve sugar, strain into a small bottle.

For the mince pie old fashioned

Stir over all ingredients over a large block of ice and pour into an old fashioned glass.

Garnish with an orange twist and serve with a mini mince pie on the side.


  • 50ml Highland Single Malt such as Lidl Ben Bracken
  • 10-15ml mince pie syrup*
  • Dash bitters (optional)
  • *For the mince pie syrup
  • 100g mincemeat
  • 100g of sugar
  • 200ml water
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