Monday, August 16, 2010

A cocktail means class.

Why not order something with a little class, you're getting older, more mature, it's time you order something a little more refined. My personal recommendation for the whiskey drinker, an Old Fashioned.

The Old Fashioned is one of the Six Basic Drinks as listed in David A. Embury's, The Fine Art Of Mixing Drinks published in 1948.

• 12 parts whiskey
• 1 Part simple syrup
• 1-3 dashes of bitters
In an Old Fashioned Glass, add bitters to simple syrup and stir. Add about 1 ounce of whiskey and stir again. Add two cubes of cracked, but not crushed, ice and top off with the rest of the whiskey. Twist lemon peel over the top and serve garnished with the lemon peel and a maraschino cherry.

The three basic components of any cocktail can be modified to taste.

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