The Old Fashioned is a beautiful thing. At its best, it’s a careful balance of whiskey, sugar, and bitters, with a little dilution from water, often in the form of melting ice. Here, the classic goes pool-friendly, with a slushy blender version that relies on lots of ice, as well as fresh cherries to lend a little brightness and color. See our other frozen drink recipes for more refreshing options. Or try boozy ice pops for another delicious take.
- Yield: 1 drink
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total: Under 5 mins
- Active: Under 5 mins
- 2 ounces rye whiskey
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 ounce Simple Syrup
- 6 fresh cherries (stemmed and pitted), plus 1 whole cherry for garnishing
- 2 cups ice cubes
- In a blender, combine the rye whiskey, orange juice, simple syrup, pitted cherries, and ice cubes. Blend on high for 15 to 20 seconds.
- Pour into a glass and garnish with a fresh cherry.