IKEA Lingonberry Old Fashioned

Here is a little something that I put together last year and never got around to posting – a little IKEA hack for a fun cocktail. I’m a big fan of bourbon, and I love a good old-fashioned. This recipe isn’t strictly an old-fashioned but, ticks all the boxes for a good quick cocktail that is a real crowd pleaser. I give you the IKEA Lingonberry Old-Fashioned! 

Lingonberry Old Fashioned
Dryck Lingon concentrate from IKEA.

The main ingredient that shapes this cocktail is Dryck Lingon, which is the lingonberry concentrate that you can find in the IKEA Marketplace. It is meant to be diluted with water to make lingonberry juice (similar to what you can get out of those machines at the IKEA Cafe). However in it’s concentrated form it can be used as a flavored simple syrup, which in turn can be used as a replacement for the sugar cube in a traditional old-fashioned.

Here’s a couple of tips: First, because the Dryck Lingon is very concentrated and very sweet, err on the side of less versus more and adjust the level of sweetness for your personal taste. A little of this stuff goes a long way. Second, you don’t need to invest in an expensive bourbon for this cocktail. In fact, a cheaper bourbon that has a little more of a rough flavor will work best here. You really want that bourbon-flavor to cut through and balance the sweetness of the concentrate. I like Wild Turkey 101 for this sort of cocktail – just be aware that the higher alcohol content will likely hit your bloodstream a little harder than an 80 proof.

Lingonberry Old Fashioned
An Old-Fashioned Cocktail made with Dryck Lingon concentrate from IKEA instead of simple syrup.


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