Smoked Cherry Old Fashioned Cocktail
What is an old fashioned? It’s a cocktail that’s traditionally served with ice in an old fashioned glass (rocks glass). It predates the traditional cocktail, and you make this Smoked Cherry Old Fashioned Cocktail by muddling sugar with bitters and water with whiskey!
2 oz whiskey of your choice
1 bar spoon of simple syrup
2 dashes of Angostura bitter
Smoked orange peel
Two old fashioned glasses
In an old fashioned glass, pour in the simple syrup and bitters. Add in the ice cubes and the whiskey. Rub the rim of the glass with orange peel and drop it into the glass. Lastly, add a few cherries. Stir and enjoy!
Smoked Cherries Ingredients
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
1 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp water
Splash of the whiskey of your choice
Big Green Egg Disposable Drip Pan
Big Green Egg Oak Smoking Chips
Smoked Cherries Instructions
Set the EGG for indirect cooking with a convEGGtor at 250°F with Big Green Egg Oak Smoking Chips.
Using a Big Green Egg Disposable Drip Pan, combine the pitted cherries, orange twist, sugar, and water and place on the EGG. Smoke for about 25 minutes. Stir and add in a splash of whiskey. Smoke for another five minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
**There will be extra cherries, and we suggest saving them for next time.
Recipe and photo from Big Green Egg.