The Old Fashioned: An Essential Guide to the Original Whiskey Cocktail

Albert W. A. Schmid


American tavern vendors brought on a sensation within the past due eighteenth century once they combined sugar, water, bitters, and whiskey and served the drink with chicken feather stirrers. the trendy model of this "original cocktail," well known because the quaint, is a typical in any bartender's repertoire and holds the excellence of being the one combined drink ever to rival the Martini in popularity.

In The previous Fashioned, connoisseur Award–winning writer Albert W. A. Schmid profiles the numerous humans and locations that experience contributed to the drink's legend on the grounds that its foundation. This pleasurable e-book explores the background of the old school via its materials and accessories―a rocks glass, rye whiskey or bourbon, sugar, bitters, and orange zest to garnish―and information the cocktail's remarkable impact at the Waldorf-Astoria lodge and the Broadway musical scene, in addition to its curious connection to the SAT university front exam. Schmid additionally considers the influence of assorted bourbons at the style of the drink and experiences the undying debate approximately no matter if to muddle.

This lively consultant is an exciting and fresh learn, that includes a handpicked collection of recipes in addition to scrumptious information about the particularities that arose with each one new version. ideal for somebody with a keenness for mixology or bourbon, The outdated Fashioned is a cocktail e-book for all seasons.

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