My apologies to the Italian wine world, but I want to share a recipe for what might be the greatest cocktail ever; the Brandy Old-Fashioned.
2 oz. brandy, preferably Korbel
1 oz simple syrup, preferably Stirrings or homemade
2 dashes Angostura bitters
splash of 7-Up
2 maraschino cherries
1 small orange slice
For the cocktail: Fill a 10 oz. old-fashioned glass with ice. Add bitters, simple syrup, brandy and stir. Top with 7-Up and garnish with cherries, threaded on a cocktail spear, and an orange slice. Enjoy. Repeat as necessary.