Black Cherry Old Fashioned

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Black Cherry Old Fashioned


How do you make a Black Cherry Old Fashioned?
To make a Black Cherry Old Fashioned, you can start with the classic Old Fashioned recipe and add black cherry flavor. Muddle a sugar cube with a few dashes of Angostura bitters in an Old Fashioned glass. Add ice, 2 oz of bourbon or rye whiskey, and a splash of black cherry juice or a muddled black cherry. Stir and garnish with a black cherry and an orange twist.

With Craftmix, you simply start with 1oz of bourbon whiskey, add 3oz of water or sparkling, one Craftmix packet, and serve over ice!
What are the best black cherries for an Old Fashioned?
Well, you'd use fresh black cherries, especially if you prefer a natural and less sweet option. They are the foundation needed to achieve the classic flavor. Maraschino cherries are exactly what not to use in a black cherry old fashioned - these are the candied red cherries used to for desserts.
How man calories are in an Old Fashioned?
The calorie count in an Old Fashioned can vary depending on the type and amount of whiskey used, as well as any additional ingredients like sugar or fruit. On average, a classic Old Fashioned made with 2 oz of whiskey and a sugar cube may contain around 150-200 calories. With Craftmix it should be ~95 calories, there are 70 calories in 1oz liquor + 25 from Craftmix.
What kind of bitters are best for an Old Fashioned?
The most traditional choice for bitters in an Old Fashioned is Angostura bitters. However, you can experiment with different types of bitters to add unique flavors. Other popular choices include orange bitters and Peychaud's bitters. With Craftmix's powdered mix, it is not required for you to have bitters. Simply add the mix to the whiskey and soda water and enjoy!
What's the difference between a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned?
The key difference is that a Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey (usually rye) mixed with sweet vermouth and bitters. They are typically served in a martini glass with a cherry garnish. An Old Fashioned, on the other hand, is a simpler cocktail made by muddling sugar and bitters, adding whiskey and ice, and garnishing with a citrus twist and a cherry. The Old Fashioned is typically served in a rocks glass
What is the best whiskey for an Old Fashioned?
The choice of whiskey is a matter of personal preference, but many people enjoy bourbon or rye whiskey in an Old Fashioned. Popular bourbon choices include Maker's Mark and Buffalo Trace, while rye options might include Bulleit Rye or Rittenhouse Rye.
What is the best bourbon for an Old Fashioned?
Some recommended bourbons for an Old Fashioned include Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve, and Four Roses. However, the "best" bourbon can vary depending on your taste preferences.
Should I use bourbon or whiskey in my Old Fashioned?
Bourbon is a type of whiskey, so using bourbon in your Old Fashioned is a common and delicious choice. However, rye whiskey is also a traditional and excellent option. The choice between bourbon and rye ultimately depends on your flavor preferences. We recommend experimenting and finding a taste that works best for you!
What are some good food pairings with an Old Fashioned?
An Old Fashioned pairs well with savory snacks like nuts, olives, or cheese. They also go nicely with grilled meats, charcuterie, and dark chocolate.
Are there non-alcoholic versions of the Old Fashioned?
Yes, there are non-alcoholic or "mocktail" versions of the Old Fashioned. These typically replace the whiskey with non-alcoholic whiskey alternatives or use a combination of fruit juices and soda water for flavor. With Craftmix's Black Cherry Old Fashioned powder mix, you can simply add the packet to water or carbonated water, add ice, and enjoy without the whiskey for a low-sugar and low-calorie mocktail!
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