Sour Cherry Old-Fashioned…
Sour Cherry Old-Fashioned
- 24 frozen sour cherries
- ½ cup water
- ¾ cup whiskey
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons kirsch
- Thin lemon-zest strips (from 1 lemon)
- STEP 1
- Place cherries in a heatproof bowl. Stir water and sugar in small saucepan to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil, and pour over cherries. Let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- STEP 2
- Drain cherries, reserving syrup. Thread 4 cherries onto each of 6 skewers. Make 3 drinks at a time: Pour 6 tablespoons whiskey, 3 tablespoons kirsch, and 4½ teaspoons reserved syrup in a cocktail shaker ¾ filled with ice. Shake and pour into chilled glasses. Garnish each with a skewer and 2 to 3 strips lemon zest. Repeat for the second batch.