Maple Peach Old Fashioned

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"Before peaches are out of season please promise me you'll make one of these Maple Peach Old Fashioned cocktails. Not to be missed my friends. That's all I'm gonna say about that. "
-- @Healthyseasonal

Maple Peach Old Fashioned

2 slices fresh ripe peach

1 fresh cherry, pitted

2 dashes angostura bitters

2 teaspoons dark maple syrup, or to taste

Ice

1 ½ ounces bourbon or rye whiskey

Place peach, cherry, and bitters in an Old Fashioned glass. Muddle with a cocktail muddler orwooden spoon. Add syrup and stir to coat fruit. Add ice, top with bourbon, and serve.

How to Muddle

Muddling is a technique used to release ingredients’ flavors or natural oils. A soft bruising is usually all that is needed; do not overwork. Gently press ingredients down and against the sides of the glass to crush the fruits and mix flavors. Muddlers are designed for comfortable and efficient work, but the back of a cooking spoon will do just fine.