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#cocktailoftheweekend ~ Perfect Cherry Old-fashioned

Did you know I’m the official Garden Mixologist for Theresa Loe’s Living Homegrown Institute? Have you heard her terrific Living Homegrown Podcast? Oh my! If you haven’t heard it yet, boy, are you going to thank me! If you have, then you may already know that she has several subscription sites and the LH Institute is one of them. If you become a LHI subscriber, and I hope you will! Then you will get access to my garden mixology recipes and the exclusive content and information that is just for LHI members.


Theresa Loe is one of my dearest friends. Did I mention that? That’s pretty much how I got this great gig!


She is also one of my greatest inspirations and supporters. I am so proud of her and her success; She is a published author, master food preserver, Engineer, associate producer for PBS on a show called Growing a Greener World, podcast host, she has a Canning Academy and so much more!!! I am amazed by how she shares her knowledge and wide skill set so generously with everyone. If you need a teacher and coach of entrepreneurial business and/or modern-day homesteading skills, etc., that clearly and cleverly conveys valuable, useful, timeless and timely content, please see all the services and products she has to offer. I am confident you will thank me!

This is from her website:

I am Theresa Loe – the founder of Living Homegrown® and Co-Executive Producer and Canning Expert on the national PBS television series, Growing A Greener World®.

I believe preserving food is about much more than just saving a bountiful harvest.

It is about knowing what is in our food, making more sustainable choices & capturing peak seasonal flavor.

I can’t give you here the exclusive content that I’m sharing to the Institute but I can show you what you are missing by not subscribing!

So far I have shared to the Living Homegrown Institute how to make and use Homemade Lemon Bitters and Homemade Cocktail Cherries in drinks like Old-fashioneds and Manhattans, among others things, with more exclusive content coming each month.

This drink, the Perfect Cherry Old-fashioned, utilizes both the bitters and the cherries!

My homemade cocktail cherries have the stems still on so that I have something to tie a lemon peel bow to when I’m garnishing this drink.


Perfect Cherry Old-Fashioned

makes one drink

In an old-fashioned glass add

1 jigger of Rye whiskey

1/2 jigger of Bourbon

1/2 jigger of the Cherry Liqueur from homemade Cocktail Cherries.

12 dashes of homemade Lemon Bitters


~ Stir to chill and garnish with a cherry tied a lemon peel bow! Serve and sip.


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