The cherry old fashioned is a twist on a classic old fashioned using Heering cherry liqueur. We had a bottle of Heering I wanted to use, so this seemed like a great cocktail to make. It is a very simple mix of whiskey, Heering, and a touch of simple syrup. I had some orange syrup left from making candied orange peel, so I used that.
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but we love these Luxardo cherries. I should have included them in my post on stocking stuffers, because the are a great gift for anyone in your life who likes making or drinking cocktails. They are so much better than your average cocktail cherries. Cheers!
Cherry Old Fashioned
- 2 oz whiskey
- 3/4 oz cherry liqueur
- 1/4 oz simple syrup
- cherries for garnish
- Combine ingredients in the cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold. Pour into a chilled glass with an ice cube if you like and garnish with cherries.