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Ginger old fashioned.#

A while back I posted a recipe for ginger simple syrup. This simple recipe for a ginger old fashioned uses that syrup and has a tangy flavor, making a nice holiday cocktail.

  • 2 oz rye whiskey

  • 1/4 oz ginger simple syrup

  • 2 dashes orange bitters

  • 2 maraschino cherries

Add simple syrup, bitters and maraschino cherries to cocktail glass and lightly muddle cherries. Add a few cubes of ice and stir about 30 seconds or until cold. Top glass with ice and enjoy.

Note: The fruitiness of the cherries pairs well with the spiciness of the ginger syrup. For a step up use Luxardo cherries.

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