Making cocktails at home can be as fun as they are tasty. But what about when youre at the park or the beach? Or camping or flying or otherwise engaged, away from your bar tools and mixers? Well, the fine folks at Bittermilk have a hack for that, which doesnt sacrifice quality — in fact, their Single Serve Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned may be the best Old Fashioned youve ever tried. 

Its called the Old Fashioned for a reason — the combination of whiskey, bitters and sugar is almost as old as the cocktail itself. It acquired the name in the late 1800s, when nostalgic veteran drinkers started ordering their whiskey cocktails the old fashioned way.Cocktail trends may come and go, but the Old Fashioned is obviously here to stay.  

In addition to tasting delicious, the Old Fashioned is one of the easiest cocktails to make. So why do you need this bottled mixer? Apart from convenience, notice the bourbon barrel agedin the name. Barrel aged cocktails are on another level from their standard, un-aged siblings. That time in wood gives them a depth and a richness you wont find in a freshly mixed cocktail. And now you can get the flavor of an aged cocktail without waiting around for it to age. 

Bittermilks mixers are handcrafted and bottled by Marielena and Joe Raya, two veterans of the bar and restaurant world who opened and ran one of Charleston, SCs most popular craft cocktail bars, before moving on to help people make quality drinks at home. Theyre now up to seven different mixers, all available in single-serve bottles like this one. Their small size makes them perfect for traveling, party favors, or stocking stuffers — or even part of an advent calendar. Once you try this Old Fashioned (you provide the bourbon or rye, and a twist of orange or lemon peel if you so desire), we strongly suspect youll want to explore the rest of Bittermilks range of mixers. And to sweeten the deal as well as your drink, you can take $5 off orders at through January 31, just by using the code VICES. Bottoms up! 

Oh, and that gift card you found with your mixer? Well, we didnt want to choose everything in your advent calendar, so heres your chance to go shopping at Vices Reserve ( and take $30 off anything in the place!  From vases and ashtrays to decanters and glassware, sunglasses and spirits, youll find terrific treats for yourself and the perfect gift for someone special, featuring items from recent Robb Vices boxes as well as treasures weve selected for two reasons — we like them, and we like you. Happy hunting!