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Cherry Godfather

This Father’s Day, raise a glass to the ones you love.

Makes one cocktail.

Cherry-Orange Simple Syrup

1 cup water

¾ cup granulated sugar

1 cup ripe cherries, pitted and halved

½ orange, peeled

Roughly chop the peel from ½ an orange.


1. Combine orange peel, cherries, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer for 5 minutes, stirring until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens slightly.

2. Let steep for 10 minutes, then strain out the cherries and orange peel.


1½ ounces Johnnie Walker Black

½ ounce Amaretto

¼ ounce cherry-orange simple syrup (recipe above)


1. Pour ingredients directly into an ice-filled glass and stir.

2. Garnish with two cherries and a sliver of orange peel. Enjoy!