Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with one giant ice chunk. Garnish with orange zest and brandied cherry resting on the top of the glass.
Old Fashioned Syrup: 200 mL Bourbon or rye, 100 mL Angostura bitters, 550 mL Turbinado sugar, 5 cloves
7 allspice, 3 star anise, stir ingredients in a pot over low heat until all sugar is incorporated, let cool, strain and funnel into a sanitized bottle, add 1 oz of bourbon/rye to help preserve your syrup