Sunday, April 30, 2017

Michigan Cherry Old Fashioned


Image via Tending the Table

A few weeks back Dan and I went to visit some friends in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I found myself completely charmed by the town and it's specialty cocktails with cherry flavors. I needed to find the tart cherry ingredient that I had been tasting. So we went into Cherry Republic to track it down.

I ended up leaving with Tart Cherry Concentrate and after some experimentation, I landed on two great cherry cocktails.

Tart Cherry G & T

1.5 oz gin (something smooth to start with like Tanqueray)
.5 oz Tart Cherry concentrate
Lime juice to tastes
Top off with tonic
Garnish with a cherry and slice of lime


Bourbon Soaked Tart

2 oz of bourbon
.5 oz Tart Cherry concentrate
.5 oz Aperol
1 oz sweet vermouth
Dash of black walnut bitters
Dash of Angostura bitters
Garnish with cherry

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