The New Fizzioned

(serves one)

It’s the Holiday Season, and for Wisconsinites like us, there’s no better time to raise a glass or three in celebration. And when we do drink, as we always do, continually, (yes, this is a cry for help), our beverage of choice is that long-revered Badger-state cocktail, the Old Fashioned.


The Old Fashioned has been around since the early 19th century, and the recipe has evolved over time with either bourbon, gin, rye whiskey or brandy favored as the main ingredient. While all are interesting in their own right, the traditional Wisconsin version of this classic tipple has always featured brandy. And brandy is best, which I can claim as you are reading this but I cannot hear you argue with me.


As we’re all about the bubbles, our Soda Sense variation eschews the usual splash of lemon-lime soda or seltzer in favor of carbonating the whole darn thing. (Please note that this also results in a much more potent drink, as it is not diluted by the additional lemon/lime soda or seltzer.)

*Please Note: Until you are at least 21 years of age, you are forbidden by law to read this and sample any of the bubbly delights in the Carbonarium.

You Will Need:


Please note: The amounts of the ingredients are appropriate for one serving. Use mathematics to multiply the quantities of these ingredients times the number of guests. 

How to Make It:

  1. Muddle 2 cherries, the orange wedge, lemon juice, sugar and bitters.
  2. Add brandy.
  3. Pour mixture into your Soda Sensei polycarbonate bottle.
  4. Carbonate!
  5. Pour the bubbly goodness into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  6. Garnish with remaining cherry & orange slice.
  7. Stand.
  8. Face in the direction of Lambeau Field (if you’re not from around here, use the compass.)
  9. Raise glass to the memory of Vince Lombardi. (It’s okay to cry while doing this. When we do this at Soda Sense, there’s never a dry mustache in the house.)
  10. Drink and enjoy!

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