My brother Mike makes a fantastic Wisconsin Old Fashioned Cocktail that will delight even the most brown liquor adverse drinkers!
Every summer I spend a week in the Northwoods of Wisconsin visiting my brother and family…eating and drinking way too much but always guaranteed a good time. Mike makes the best old fashion the Wisconsin way and it’s delicious! The cocktail uses Luxardo cherries (the best!) and is topped with, of all things, Squirt citrus soda. It’s really good! I highly recommend giving it a try. He also makes a fantastic frozen Brandy Alexander that I’ve posted previously (a great after dinner cocktail).Print
Wisconsin Old Fashioned Cocktail
- 2 Luxardo cherries (with a little syrup)
- 1 Slice orange, peel removed and save for garnish
- 1 Demerara sugar cube (omit for less sweet drink)
- 3–4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- 2 oz. Korbel Brandy
- Splash of Squirt soda
In rocks glass (lowball glass) add sugar cube (if using) and soak with the bitters. Add cherries and orange slice. Muddle together.
Fill glass with ice, then add brandy, give it a quick stir and a top with Squirt soda and reserved orange rind.