Sugar Works Distillery

Tart Cherry Old Fashioned

Southern interpretation of an Old Fashioned


  • 2 sugar demerara sugar cubes
  • 4-6 dashes Cherry Bitters
  • 1 ounce Montmorency Tart Cherry juice
  • 4 ounces Bourbon Whiskey


Place 1 sugar cube each in the bottom of 2 old fashioned glasses. Add 2-3 dashes of cherry bitters over each sugar cube. Add 1/2 ounce tart cherry juice to each glass. Crush sugar cubes with muddler or bar spoon until completely broken. Fill each cup half way with large ice cubes. Add 1 ounce of bourbon to each glass and stir the cocktails 6-8 times. Add a bit more ice and 1 more ounce of bourbon to each glass. Stir another 6-8 times or until cocktail is chilled and sugar looks dissolved.

Garnish with orange peel and frozen tart cherries.



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