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Cherry Old Fashioned Cocktail at L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge

Cherry Old Fashioned

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Everything at Northwoods supper club-inspired L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge is steeped in nostalgia, including its selection of classic cocktails. L. Woods offers several clever spins on the time honored Old Fashioned, including this recipe for a Cherry Old Fashioned. It’s the perfect cocktail to sip fireside while tucking into L. Woods’ menu of American classics and barbecue favorites like 12-Hour Smoked Prime Brisket, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, BBQ Ribs and Wisconsin Fish Fry Friday.

Cherry Old Fashioned Cocktail at L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge

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Cherry Old Fashioned

A sweet and tart spin on a classic

Yield: 1 cocktail


1 oz. cherry whiskey (L. Woods recommends Traverse City Cherry Whiskey or whiskey of choice)
1 oz. bourbon (of choice)
1 tsp. cherry syrup (of choice)
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Luxardo cherries
Fresh orange peel (optional, for garnish)


1. In a cocktail shaker, combine cherry whiskey, bourbon, cherry syrup and Angostura bitters.
2. Add a handful of ice to the shaker and stir to dilute for approximately 10 seconds.
3. Add an extra large cocktail ice cube (or several smaller cubes) to a lowball cocktail glass.
4. Using a cocktail strainer, strain cocktail over the ice into the glass.
5. Skewer two cherries as a garnish (twist fresh orange peel and add to skewer, if desired).

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