Cherry Old Fashioned

Cherry Old Fashioned

Cherry Old Fashioned

Roasted cherries appear in three ways in this twist in an Old Fashioned—in cherry infused-vodka, muddled at the bottom, and thrown on top as a garnish.Matt Taylor-Gross

Roasted cherries appear in three ways in this twist in an Old Fashioned—in cherry infused-vodka, muddled at the bottom, and thrown on top as a garnish.

Roasted Cherry Old Fashioned
Roasted cherries appear in three ways in this twist in an Old Fashioned—in cherry infused-vodka, muddled at the bottom, and thrown on top as a garnish.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail

For the cherry-infused vodka:

  • 1 cup pitted cherries, quartered
  • 1 cup vodka

For the cocktail:

  • 12 tsp. demerara sugar
  • 1 roasted cherry, plus 1 halved, for garnish
  • 2 oz. cherry-infused vodka
  • 14 tsp. Amaro di Angostura
  • 14 tsp. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 5 dashes Miracle Mile Forbidden Barrel Aged Bitters
  • Tarragon sprig, for garnish

Instructions

  1. For the vodka, combine cherries and vodka in a bottle; cover, and let sit to meld the flavors for 3-5 days.
  2. To make the cocktail, muddle sugar and 1 roasted cherry in a rocks glass until the sugar has dissolved; add vodka, Amaro, Maraschino, and bitters and stir. Add 1 large ice cube and garnish with half a roasted cherry and the tarragon.