One of my many restaurant/bar/pub jobs included working at a nightclub. At this particular job, I learnt many different cocktail recipes from a talented mixologist. This Old Fashion was quite the hit among my regulars and continues to be a hit during the holidays at my house!
Now this particular cocktail is one stiff drink, but Hey if that’s what you need to get through family filled dinners or new years eve, you do you.
This sweet old fashioned is flavoured with maple syrup, one of my favourite sweeteners, and therefore is easy to have a few and not notice, so please drink responsibly!
Rye or Whisky?
Old fashion can be made with Rye (Canadian whisky), Jameson (Irish Whisky) or Bourbon (American Whisky). With Old Fashions, which already incorporate sugar, I prefer Canadian or Irish Whisky because it is not as sweet as Bourbon and balances the cocktail well.
You can serve this drink in any glass you like, traditionally it is served in a heavy bottomed old fashioned glass. But seriously, if you gave this drink to me in a mason jar, I would be just as pleased.
Cinnamon Cherry Old Fashion
- 2 ounces Whisky
- 1/2 ounce Maple Syrup
- 1/2 ounce Cocktail cherry juice
- 2 dashes Bitters
- 3 Cherrys Garnish
- 1 Orange Peel Garnish
- 1 Cinnamon Stick Garnish
- Measure out whisky, maple syrup, water, cherry juice and bitters into serving glass.
- Add one large ice cube (if you have) or three regular size cubes.
- With a spoon, give the cocktail a gentle stir.
- Peel orange rind and give it a twist over the glass, the rind should produce a drop or two of juice, this is good! Finally run the orange peel over the rim and place it in the glass.
- Garnish with a marchinano cherry, and a cinnamon stick.