Cherry Brandy Old-Fashioned Recipe
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Cherry Brandy Old-Fashioned Recipe

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This old-fashioned recipe features brandy instead of whiskey. The addition of maraschino cherry juice makes it a little sweeter.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:1 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 teaspoon bitters
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/3 cup ice cubes
  • 1/3 cup ginger ale, chilled
  • 1-1/2 ounces brandy
  • 1/2 to 1 ounce maraschino cherry juice
  • Maraschino cherry with a stem, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without optional garnish) equals 185 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a rocks glass, muddle the cherry, bitters and ginger. Add ice. Pour in the ginger ale, brandy and cherry juice. Garnish with a cherry if desired. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Cherry Brandy Old-Fashioned in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p33

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"This is delicious. I've made this drink several times, but I enjoy the flavors of maraschino and ginger. Recommend giving it a try!"

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