Reposado Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Reposado Old-Fashioned With Tequila and Nectarines

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
391 Calories
1g Fat
47g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 391
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 20mg 100%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 632mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tequila lovers can enjoy a fine tequila in a classic, clean way with this simple reposado old-fashioned recipe. The great thing about classic cocktails, such as the old-fashioned, is that they continually inspire modern renditions of old favorites. That is the foundation for modern mixology, after all, and this cocktail is just one example of that inspiration.

The drink begins with a muddled mixture of Bing cherries, nectarines, and agave nectar, topping it off with reposado tequila. It creates a wonderful drink to sip slowly, with the light and dark fruitiness pairing wonderfully with the slight aging found in this style of tequila.

Similar to the whiskey version, this cocktail is a great way to explore new-to-you tequilas. It offers the opportunity to taste the tequila in a slightly dressed-up manner without diluting it with mixers. Keep the recipe in mind as you traverse the growing selection available and don't be afraid to pour añejo tequilas, either.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In an old-fashioned glass add 2 of the nectarine slices, 2 of the cherries, and the agave nectar.

  3. Muddle well, until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

  4. Fill the glass with ice, then add the tequila and bitters.

  5. Stir well.

  6. Garnish with the remaining nectarine slice and the remaining cherry. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Variations

  • If you like, top the drink with a splash of club soda.
  • Any variety of cherry will make a nice substitution for Bing cherries, though this is an intensely sweet cherry. If fresh cherries are not available, choose a quality jarred maraschino or "cocktail" cherry instead. The neon red maraschinos that are so common are not recommended because they're artificially flavored and dyed. If that's your only choice, skip the cherry.
  • Nectarines are technically a peach variety, though they lack the fuzzy skin. If you substitute another peach, the cocktail will not change dramatically in taste. Apricot is another good option.
  • As an alternative, muddle a citrus fruit instead; grapefruit and dark oranges are particularly nice matches for tequila.


  • Both Bing cherries and nectarines come into season starting in late spring, and you should be able to find them throughout most of the summer.
  • For the slowest dilution, consider using a large piece of ice. Ice balls and 2-inch cubes fit perfectly into old-fashioned glasses and will keep your drink chilled.

What's the difference between the types of tequila?

The difference between the types of tequila is very simple—it's how long they're aged.

Blanco: 0-60 days

Reposado: two months to nine months

Añejo: one to three years

Extra-Añejo Tequila: over three years

How Strong Is a Reposado Old-Fashioned?

Just like the old-fashioned, this cocktail is not going to be a light drink, because a double shot of tequila is the primary ingredient. It is as strong as the whiskey version, with an alcohol content falling somewhere around 30 percent ABV (60 proof).