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Cherry Old Fashioned

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

Rye, cherry liqueur, simple syrup
Course Drinks
Keyword Cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink


  • 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.
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