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How I Make an Old Fashioned Cocktail - Cocktails After Dark
The Old Fashioned Cocktail, or the Whiskey Old Fashioned Cocktail... or even before it was 'Old Fashioned' it was just the Whiskey Cocktail; is one of the 6 Mother Cocktails that gave rise to all other cocktails. Or so the theory goes.
Today we look at the history of the Old Fashioned by looking through my collection of classic historical cocktail books. There are so many variations of this classic cocktail, with every cocktail book author giving it their own spin. Some versions veer into Manhattan territory, while others look suspiciously like the Sazerac Cocktail. At the core of this cocktail are the Spirit, Bitters, Sugar, and Water.
We make a Bourbon Old Fashioned, and a Rye Old Fashioned using the recipe found in Jerry Thomas' 1887 Bartenders Guide. So we cover how to make a bourbon old fashioned
Old Fashioned Cocktail Ingredients:
3 or 4 dashes gum syrup (or rich simple syrup)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1-2 dashes orange bitters
2 oz Whisk(e)y or Bourbon
lemon and / or orange peel as garnish
In a mixing glass, combine syrup, bitters and whiskey.
Fill glass with ice and stir until cold, and desired dilution is attained.
Strain into a rocks glass with a single large lump of ice.
Garnish with a lemon and or orange peel.
0:01 How to make an old fashioned cocktail
2:10 which whiskey is best in an old fashioned cocktail
8:28 adding salt to a cocktail / adding salt to an old fashioned cocktail
11:29 Old fashioned cocktail recipes from our collection
12:25 addendum - Old Fashioned origin story mythology
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