New-Fangled Old-Fashioned

New-Fangled Old-Fashioned

This recipe gives the traditionally strong and, you could say, serious drink an ever-so-slightly fruity flair. Delish.

Makes 2

  • 1/2 cup bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons cherry or cranberry liqueur (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • 2 wide strips of orange zest (use a vegetable peeler)
  • 2 maraschino cherries

Combine bourbon, liqueur, and bitters. Divide mixture evenly among 2 tumblers filled with ice. Garnish with orange zest and cherries and serve.

NOTE I highly recommend liqueurs from Clear Creek Distillery—they're jam-packed with wonderfully true fruit flavors while not cloyingly sweet.