To put a big spin on an old fashioned, mixologist Hayley added Crisp Apple to enhance the fruitiness of the bourbon and to compliment acidic flavor of the oranges and cherries. She also used sweet vermouth instead of bitters to give the cocktail a juicy, harvest feel and brandied cherries for depth.
2 orange slices
2 brandied cherries (fresh or maraschino also works)
½ oz honey
1 oz bourbon (Maker’s Mark)
½ oz sweet vermouth (Carpano Antica Formula)
3 oz Crisp Apple Cider
Muddle cherries & oranges in honey in hi-ball glass. Fill glass with ice. Add bourbon and sweet vermouth. Fill glass with Cider. Pour ingredients into mixing cup & back into hi-ball glass.