Seasonal Sips: Smashed Cherry & Basil Old Fashioned

Let this cocktail inspire you to enjoy Old Fashioneds even in the springtime with this new recipe. Using our Orasella Maraschino Cherries along with fresh basil, this duo of ingredients creates a lighter take on what many may consider a drink deemed only for the colder temps. The combination of herbs and fruit promises to surprise and delight your guests when they sip and savor this beautiful bright cocktail.

Makes 2 Cocktails

Suggested Glassware: Pappy & Company Monogram Old Fashioned Glasses



  • Put the cherries and basil leaves in a cocktail shaker and mash them with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon until well crushed, about 1 minute.
  • Add maple syrup, bitters, and bourbon. Shake vigorously.
  • Fill Old Fashioned glasses with large ice cubes and pour liquid from the shaker through a strainer.
  • Garnish with orange slices.