This Cherry Pie Old Fashioned Cocktail Is An After-Dinner Dream

Image and Recipe by Heather Wibbels, The Cocktail Contessa

There’s something magical about digging into a freshly baked cherry pie, and one that has a bit of bourbon in it is even better. I wanted to use the bourbon base-notes of the maple syrup with a fruit that wouldn’t overpower it and would marry well together as you sipped it. I found the perfect match in cherry liqueur and Watson’s Bourbon Barrel aged Maple syrup. Finished with a quality cherry garnish, some black walnut bitters and maybe a spiced pecan, you’ve got a cocktail in your hand that’s sweet, but not overpowering, and lets all the elements shine while you sip it.

Cherry Pie Old Fashioned

2 ounces bourbon

0.25 oz Watson’s maple syrup

0.25 oz cherry liqueur

2 dashes black walnut bitters

Garnish: spiced pecans and cherries

Add cocktail ingredients to mixing glass, add ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice and garnish with cherries and pecan (if desired). Cheers!

Cocktail By: Heather Wibbels

Heather is a whiskey enthusiast (Executive Bourbon Steward, no less) with a passion for cocktails. She loves researching and designing cocktails, drinking cocktails, and teaching cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location. Find her at Cocktail Contessa.
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