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Giada De Laurentiis' Unique Italian Spin On The Old Fashioned
Giada De Laurentiis uses the syrup that Amarena cherries come packed in to sweeten her old fashioned cocktails instead of sugar or simple syrup to bring depth to the drink.
When looking for these distinctive cherries at the store, avoid varieties that are drained and look for those that come in a bath of dulcet syrup you'll use to sweeten the drink.
The cherries themselves can garnish the drink, and if you want a citrus touch in your old fashioned, you can pair the two together to create a satisfying sip.