An amazing Cherry Sour Old Fashioned cocktail recipe made with cherry infused bourbon. So easy to make, and it’s vegan and gluten free.
Pretty much everyone we talked to about recommendations for Missoula recommended Plonk Wine Bar. Even people on social media reached out to make sure we stopped in! Plonk has an amazing cocktail menu, in addition to an impressive wine list. They also have a great rooftop patio that is worth visiting if you are visiting Missoula in the summer or early fall.
By far, my favorite thing that we tried was their Cherry Sour cocktail. Made with cherry infused bourbon with muddled fruit and bitters, the cocktail is similar to an old fashioned.
Infused cherry bourbon is so easy to make and makes these cocktails insanely delicious. All you need is a bottle of your favorite bourbon and some canned black cherries. Not the pie filling kind, but good quality black cherries canned in syrup. You can find them at Whole Foods or specialty grocery stores, or if you really want to stock up you can buy a pack of 8 cans on Amazon.
At first I was wondering what I would do with so many cans of cherries, but when I price checked the same ones were $8 at Whole Foods and they were out of stock! I figured paying less than $5 a can on Amazon (or $3 a can if you have Amazon Fresh) and getting them delivered to my door was worth it. This isn’t an Amazon ad, I promise. It’s just the thought process I had when picking out cherries for the bourbon!
Because you can make the infused bourbon in advance, the day of all you need to do is muddle the fruit, mix in the ingredients and serve over ice. So easy!
Of course Martha has impeccable taste, and with my obsession with all things copper, I just couldn’t resist. They were perfect for making and styling this beautiful cocktail.
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Cherry Sour Old Fashioned Cocktail RecipePrint
Plonk’s Cherry Sour Old Fashioned
An amazing Cherry Sour Old Fashioned cocktail recipe made with cherry infused bourbon. So easy to make, and it’s vegan and gluten free. Recipe adapted from Plonk Wine Bar in Missoula, Montana.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Mixed drinks
- Cuisine: American
Cherry Infused Bourbon Ingredients:
- 750 ml bourbon
- 30 ounces canned black cherries (2 cans), drained
Cherry Sour Old Fashioned Ingredients:
- 2 lemon wheels
- 1 orange wheel
- 1 sugar cube
- 2 bourbon infused black cherries
- 1 1/2 ounces cherry bourbon
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1 ounce orange juice
- 2 dashes bitters
- Bourbon infused cherry for garnish
To make the cherry-infused bourbon:
- In an air tight jar, combine the bourbon and black cherries.
- Let sit for 5-10 days.
To make the cherry sour old fashioned:
- Muddle 2 lemon wheels, 1 orange wheel, 1 sugar cube, and 2 black cherries.
- Add cherry bourbon, simple syrup, lemon juice, orange juice, and bitters.
- Shake and serve in a rocks glass with ice.
- Garnish with a cherry.
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Plonk Wine Bar
322 N Higgins Avenue
Missoula, Montana 59802