Sour Cherry Old-Fashioned

Sour Cherry Old-Fashioned

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)
  1. STEP 1
  2. 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.
  3. STEP 2
  4. 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.

Source: marthastewart