I said I would be experimenting with the Cherry Bounce in a cocktail. And it came out great. It is quite simple to make if you have some of my Cherry Bounce. What? You don’t have any? Sorry ’bout that.
The cocktail is named after my father and his “famous” Cherry Bounce. He liked to drink Old Fashioneds, so the MB Cherry Bounce Cocktail is based on an Old Fashioned, which, BTW, is the “hot” retro cocktail right now. Mine is a bit different.
1.5-2 ozs Sazerac Rye Whiskey (Yeah, you can use another, but we designed the Sazerac package.)
2 teaspoons Cherry Bounce (Rye Recipe Version)
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2 dashes Orange Bitters
a few cherries from the saved mash from the Cherry Bounce
Stir with ice in an Old Fashioned glass and add a twist of lemon peel. (The lemon peel is a Sazerac Cocktail thing. It adds a bit of tartness to the drink.)
The cherry flavor comes through and goes well with the rye whiskey. I may do some fine tuning, but I think I have a winner.