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An Old Fashioned Affair

The Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Marries with the Perfect Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned has roots in the early 1800s, made its first comeback in the 1860s, and is popular once again for sophisticates. 

Insist on Luxardo cherries – the "OG" maraschino cherry that leaves its flamboyant cherry-red cousin in the dust. Marasca cherries are rich, meaty and the pits have an almond-like flavor when distilled. Ask for Luxardo cherries by name when ordering your next cocktail—educating the uneducated and bonding with the purist and talented mixologists who know:  There is no substitute.

Classic Old Fashioned

Ingredients

2 ¼ ounces bourbon – Try Maker’s Mark Private Barrel Select

1 orange peel

1-2 Luxardo cherries

2-3 dashes Angostura bitters

1 sugar cube

Large Ice cube – Try a large square mold

Instructions

Cut a 1-inch circle of orange peel.

Place sugar cube in lowball glass and saturate with bitters.

Muddle sugar cube and then add 1 1/2 ounces bourbon.

Add ice and stir well. 

Using a match or lighter warm orange peel, then squeeze while holding over glass. Wipe peel on rim of glass and drop in. 

Add cherry, and 3/4 ounce bourbon and give a final stir.  You may add a small spritz of soda. Garnish with orange peel strip and Luxardo cherries. 

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