Old Fashioned Cherry Pie Cocktail

I love a good Old Fashioned cocktail. And not just because it’s delicious — it’s also hella simple and quick to make, which is great when you’re entertaining or just don’t feel like doing any more dishes. (I mean, you don’t even need a shaker or strainer to make one!)

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The other thing I love? Red tart cherry juice. And not just because it’s good for you — it also tastes, at least to me, like cherry pie.

AND I LOVE CHERRY PIE.

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So the evening that I thought to myself, huh, I wonder what would happen if I made a version of an Old Fashioned with tart cherry juice?

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Well, guys, it turned out really well. It’s still hella simple and quick to make, too!

Old Fashioned Cherry Pie Cocktail Recipe

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS
2 ounces 100 percent red tart cherry juice (no added sugar)
1 1/2 ounces bourbon (It’s really good with Bookers!)
2-3 dashes bitters
1 cherry to garnish, optional

DIRECTIONS
Mix it all together. Throw in a big ice cube, garnish with a cherry (if you’re into that sort of thing) and DONE!

See? SO simple. And really tasty! It’s got a little sweetness from the cherries but it’s still plenty dry — and the cherries really bring out more vanilla and fruit flavors from the bourbon. (If you tend to like your cocktails sweeter, just up the cherry juice or add a little simple syrup.)

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Ever stumbled upon your own delicious cocktail? What was it? This is definitely giving my Paloma recipe a run for its money, especially when it’s cool out. —Jenn

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