Cherry Old Fashioned with Port Wine & Orange Bitters

Cherry Old Fashioned with Port Wine & Orange Bitters

09/08/2017 • Drink Recipes, Recipes

Let’s try out this Cherry Old Fashioned, it comes with a homemade Cherry syrup, glazed cherries, a dash of port wine and orange bitters. Luckily it’s not as hard to make as you might think. Let’s do it.

Most recipes for a Cherry Old Fashioned comes with a dash of cherry liqueur and a maraschino cherry. Nothing wrong with that but it is a bit on the lazy side. It’s much more fun to add something you made yourself. Old Fashioned’s has become a favorite for me and I made a few other before. Try this one with grilled orange or this smoked Old Fashioned if you’re looking for some other varieties.

So my version of a Cherry Old Fashioned comes with a homemade cherry syrup and a glazed cherry that tastes nothing like what you can get in stores, and that’s a good thing. Let’s make this drink, shall we?

Cherry Old Fashioned with Port Wine & Orange Bitters

Cherry Old Fashioned with Port Wine & Orange Bitters

2 oz / 6 cl bourbon
1 oz / 3 cl red port wine
2 oz / 6 cl cherry syrup (recipe below)
3 dashes orange bitters

ice
pitcher or shaker
spoon
old fashioned glass
one big ice cube
glazed cherry (recipe below)

Cherry Old Fashioned with Port Wine & Orange Bitters

Combine bourbon, port wine, cherry syrup and orange bitters in a pitcher. Add ice and stir for about 30 seconds. Add a big piece of ice to the Old Fashioned glass and strain the drink into the glass. Garnish with a glazed cherry. Serve.

This Old Fashioned is sweeter than a regular one so if you don’t want it as sweet just use less cherry syrup. Now let’s see how to make that syrup and the glazed cherry.

Cherry Old Fashioned with Port Wine & Orange Bitters

Cherry Syrup & Glazed Cherries

20 fresh purple or black cherries
1 cup / 2.3 dl water
½ cup / 1.1 dl sugar
5 cherries (for glazing)

Add the water to a pot and add the cherries. Lightly crush them using the backside of a spoon or a muddler. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes. Strain the liquid into a new pot and discard the cherries.

Cherry Old Fashioned with Port Wine & Orange Bitters

Add the sugar and bring to a boil again. Add the whole cherries that will be served as glazed cherries and let the syrup slowly simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Set aside and leave to cool. You should now have a sweet syrup, it should be a little bit thick in the texture but not like a toffee sauce. In that case, add a dash of water.

Cherry Old Fashioned with Port Wine & Orange Bitters

Once you make the drink simply spoon out how much syrup you’ll need and then pull out a cherry for garnish. If kept cold both the syrup and cherries should last at least a week. Good luck!

Cherry Old Fashioned with Port Wine & Orange Bitters

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Making drinks is fun and I highly recommend trying some of my recipes out. Use them as a starting point to create new and fun stuff. Some of my drinks are classics with a twist, some a real classics and some are inventions of my own. You’ll find them all here.

Cherry Old Fashioned with Port Wine & Orange Bitters

 

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