Brandy Old Fashioned
2 large oranges cut into 1-inch wedges (to make 16 pieces)
8 ounces Brandy
12 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 teaspoons simple syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 ounces sour mix
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
8 Maraschino cherries
First, make the simple syrup by combining the water and sugar in a small sauce pan.
Bring to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
Add a 1/2 cup of the simple syrup to a small bowl and mix with the lime and lemon juice, stir until combined.
Add 2 ounces of brandy, 3 dashes of bitters, 1/2 teaspoon of simple syrup, and squeeze 1 wedge of orange into a mixing tin, shake to combine.
Pour the mixture into a glass with 3-4 ice cubes.
Top with 1 ounce of sour mix, 2 cherries, and 1 more orange wedge.
You can save the remaining simple syrup and sour mix, separately, in an air tight container, in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.