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Wisconsin Drinks: My Grandpa’s Old Fashioned

I grew up with a love for maraschino cherries. Specifically, the cherries that were left to soak in the bottom of the tumblers my family drank from while at my grandpa’s on Milwaukee’s west side — cherries that were all soaked up with boozy Brandy Old Fashioned goodness.

When I finally hit the appropriate age* to drink one of Grandpa Max’s Old Fashioneds myself – I had a sudden understanding of why there was so much laughter around the sheep head table, and such rosy cheeks.