Cocktails, Food, Travel

The Best Old Fashioned Cocktail

Visiting Cody, Wyoming, and Yellowstone National Park was definitely the highlight of my summer. I had the chance to explore a town I’d never been to. Adventure through a beautiful National Park. And try some amazing food and the best old fashioned cocktail I have ever had.

The Best Old Fashioned Cocktail

Black Cherry Old Fashioned

I couldn’t wait to get home and try my hand at making this amazing cocktail. We stayed at the Chamberlin Inn where they had a bar downstairs. The bartender made amazing cocktails, and I may have gone back a couple of times for the best old fashioned cocktail I have ever had. She wouldn’t give me the secret of the homemade bitters, so I had to get inventive. I hope you like it.

Items Needed

  • 1 1/2 Oz Texas Ranger Whiskey
  • 2 – 3 Drops of Orange Bitters
  • 1/2 Oz Black Cherry Simple Syrup (Recipe Below)
  • 1 Orange Slice
  • 2 Black Cherries
  • Long Toothpick


  1. If you have one, use a large ice cube, otherwise, add a few ice cubes to a rock glass.
  2. Add the whiskey, bitters, and simple syrup to the glass and stir.
  3. Rub the orange slice around the rim of the glass and add it to the toothpick.
  4. Next, add the 2 black cherries to the toothpick and place them on top of the glass.

Black Cherry Simple Syrup

This simple syrup is great in a lot of different cocktails, and it is perfect in this old fashioned.

Items Needed

  • 1 Cup Pitted Black Cherries, I Use The Frozen Ones From The Grocery Store
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water


  1. Slice the black cherries and place them into a saucepan.
  2. Add the sugar and water.
  3. Cook over medium heat.
  4. Once it boils, turn it down to a simmer, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes and pour through a strainer into a Mason jar.
  6. Store it in the refrigerator.

Related – Cody Wyoming Road Trip




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