Sour-Cherry Old-Fashioned

Sour cherries are too tart to eat raw, but go down amazingly easy when you muddle them with sugar and douse them with whiskey in this spin on a classic old fashioned.


  • 2sour cherries, stemmed and pitted
  • One 2-inch strip orange peel
  • 1sugar cube (or ½ teaspoon sugar)
  • 2 or 3dashes bitters
  • 2ounces rye or bourbon.
  • Nutritional Information
      • Nutritional analysis per serving (1 serving)

        224 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 50 grams carbohydrates; 9 grams dietary fiber; 6 grams sugars; 6 grams protein; 1 milligram sodium

    Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

1 cocktail.


  1. Put the cherries, orange peel, sugar and bitters in an old-fashioned glass; crush the sugar and cherries with a muddler, spoon or anything else that will get the job done. Fill the glass with ice, add the whiskey and stir until the drink is cold, about a dozen times.

5 minutes

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