Recently, several people have asked me to post another cocktail recipe. So, friends, if anyone is planning to host a cocktail party, here is a classic …
• 1 cube of sugar
• 3 – 4 drops Angostura bitters (traditional in this cocktail) or Fee Brothers West Indian Orange Bitters (also very good)
• 1 – 2 brandied cherries
• 1 orange slice or lemon slice
• 2 oz. good bourbon (such as Woodford Reserve)
• 1 oz. cold water, optional
Place sugar cube in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass and then splash with bitters. Add 1 cherry and orange or lemon slice. Muddle ingredients together in bottom of glass. Fill glass halfway with ice. Add bourbon and, if a lighter drink is desired, water. Stir before serving to mix and chill drink and to make sure that sugar is dissolved. If desired, plop another cherry in the cocktail. Cheers!
• 1 1/4 c. fresh cherries that have been washed and pitted (or frozen dark sweet cherries if fresh aren’t available)
• 1/4 c. granulated white sugar
• 1/4 c. water
• 1/2 t. fresh lemon or lime zest
• dash of ground cinnamon
• pinch of ground nutmeg
• pinch of ground cardamom
1/4 c. good brandy
Place all of the ingredients, except the brandy, in a medium-sized saucepan. Gently stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 7 minutes or until liquid is thick and syrupy. Remove from heat. Stir in brandy. Transfer to a clean glass jar. Refrigerate uncovered until cool, then tightly seal jar. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
I agree, a classic Old Fashioned with good, home made brandied cherries… Perfect!
Beautiful, like the bead of condensation
That photo makes this cocktail look incredibly refreshing.
It is fun to photograph cocktails on a hot summer evening. Lots of good drips to go along with tasty sips : )