Birchbox Man’s Old Fashioned Punch
3 cups rye whiskey, or one 750ml bottle (Old Overholt and George Dickel are two fine options)
5 teaspoons Angostura or orange bitters
1/4 cup sugar, or 3 ounces simple syrup
1/4 cup club soda (or water for the traditionalist)
12-15 Maraschino cherries
1 large orange (quartered and slice)
1. Combine the cherries and sugar in a small bowl, and mash the ingredients with a muddler. For a little extra sweetness, add a dash of cherry syrup.
2. Fill a pitcher or small punch bowl with a generous quantity of ice, then add the muddled mixture. Follow with whiskey, water, bitters, and orange slices.
3. Stir heartily and serve. Remember, this is a Draper-strength punch, so pour with caution. (Serves: 12)