Brandy Old-Fashioned

2 cubes sugar
1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
3-4 dashes aromatic bitters
6 ounces lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled (3/4 cup)
Ice cubes
2 ounces brandy (1/4 cup)
Orange twist
Maraschino cherry


In a 12-ounce highball glass, add sugar, maraschino cherry juice, aromatic bitters and a splash of lemon-lime carbonated beverage. Muddle mixture together using a spoon or a muddler (a rod with a flattened end). Fill glass with ice cubes. Add brandy. Fill space with the remaining lemon-lime carbonated beverage; gently stir to combine. Garnish drink with an orange twist and a maraschino cherry on a cocktail skewer.