We’ve gotten all heretical and combined the flavors of an Old Fashioned cocktail with ice cream to make a shake. It’s not too sweet, with lots of bourbon and orange zest coming through, and a few bits of cherries. In other words, it’s not kid-friendly.

What to buyLuxardo maraschino cherries work best in this recipe, but if you can’t find them, use any quality brand, such as Tillen Farms. Or you could make your own!

This recipe was featured as part of our story on Boozy Cocktail Milkshakes.

  • Yield: 1 shake
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 5 mins

Ingredients (5)

  • 1 (14-ounce) container vanilla ice cream
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 2 maraschino cherries, such as Luxardo, plus more for garnish
  • 3/4 teaspoon orange zest (from 1 medium orange)
  • 2 ounces bourbon


Place all of the ingredients in a blender. Pulse 8 to 10 times or until mostly smooth. Pour into a chilled glass, garnish with a cherry, and serve.