Milwaukee-Style Old Fashioned

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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2 ounces brandy

1/2 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows

Maraschino cherries, for garnish, plus 1 teaspoon cherry juice 

4 dashes orange bitters 

3 dashes regular bitters, such as Angostura

Lemon-lime soda, to top 

Orange slices, for garnish

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar


Special equipment:
a mason jar
  1. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice. In a mason jar, combine the brandy, Simple Syrup, cherry juice, orange bitters and regular bitters. Shake very well to combine. Pour into the prepared glass and top with a splash of soda. Garnish with cherries and orange slices.

Simple Syrup:

Yield: 1 cup
  1. Bring the sugar and 1 cup water to a simmer in a small saucepan; cook until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.