Cherry Brandy Old Fashioned

by Kate on December 11, 2015

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Welcome to Day 5 of Christmas Week. This annual event was started in 2012, and is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic. This year we have over 35 bloggers sharing festive sweet recipes for the event. Plus we all chipped in for a huge Amazon Gift Card Giveaway so be sure to enter!

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Welcome to another installment of Christmas Week! Are you loving it? Sooooo many fantastic recipes! I hope you’ve been checking out all the deliciousness that everyone else has created. I know I’ve pinned more than my fair share of this week’s decadence. I’ve been drooling over all over them! Today I’m finishing up with this Cherry Brandy Old Fashioned, a cherry twist on one of my very favorite drinks.

Muddled sweet cherries, a splash of orange juice, cherry brandy and bitters, of course. I topped mine off with a bit of ginger beer to make it feel even more special for the holidays. This cocktail was one I couldn’t stop sipping and truth be told, I’ve made it a few more times since the initial conception. It’s definitely filled with holiday cheer and ready to party!

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Don’t forget to check out all the other deliciousness today! Then enter for your chance to WIN!! Recipes from Day 5 of Christmas Week! Please visit all our talented participants:

S’mores Christmas Crack Bars from Cravings of a Lunatic

Chocolate Orange Oatmeal Cookies from Desserts Required

Spiced Hibiscus Cranberry Mojitos from Pineapple and Coconut

Double Chocolate Peppermint Granola from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Peppermint Truffles from The Bitter Side of Sweet

Boozy Bourbon Balls from Amee’s Savory Dish

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake from Comfortably Domestic

Magic Cookie Bar Truffles from Farm Fresh Feasts

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from My Catholic Kitchen

Cardamom Coffee Bars with Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Frosting from Daily Appetite

Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake from Savory Experiments

Pumpkin Po’e from Aloha Flavor

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from Mind Over Batter

Chocolate Covered Snowmen S’more Sandwiches from Big Bear’s Wife

Chocolate Covered Coconut Bon Bons from Everyday Southwest

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from CopyKat Recipes

Crock Pot Chocolate Cherry Nut Cups from Flour On My Face



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Cherry Brandy Old Fashioned

5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Cherry Brandy Old Fashioned

A classic Old Fashioned cocktail with a cherry twist!


  • 6 sweet cherries, pitted
  • 4 dashes angostura bitters
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 4 ounces cherry brandy
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • Ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cherries. Add ice, both bitters, simple syrup, orange juice and cherry brandy. Shake well. Ready two Old Fashioned glasses with ice. Divide cocktail evenly between the two glasses. Top each with 1 ounce ginger beer.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Debi December 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Oh, how I could use an Amazon gift card right about now! Thanks for the opportunity!


Rana Durham December 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm

i love making my homemade chocalate peanut butter bundt cake with chocolate and peanut butter frosting


Nancy Andrews December 11, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Love to make fudge for the holidays, I use my mothers recipe.


Anne B December 11, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Molasses cookies!


Katie @ Garnish Blog December 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm

We always make gingerbread cookies. It’s a family tradition!


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