For the old-fashioned mix:
Put sugar and 1 cup of water into a small pot over medium heat. Cook - stir occasionally, just until sugar is dissolved, 3-4 minutes.
Transfer to an airtight jar (keeps up to 2 weeks.
Cocktail: Fill a 10oz old-fashioned glass with ice. Add brandy, bitters and 1oz. of the old-fashioned mix and stir. Top w/7UP and garnish with cherries and an orange slice.
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