Old-Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail – Savored, not Slurped 2



The Recipe:

George J. Keppelar- Modern American Drinks (How to mix and serve all kinds of drinks and cups) – 1895

“Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail
Dissolve a small lump of sugar with a little water in a whiskey-glass;
add two dashes Angostura bitters,
a small piece of ice, a piece of lemon-peel,
one jigger whiskey.
Mix with small bar-spoon and serve, leaving spoon in glass.”

It has taken a whole new shape today, with the orange and cherry ever-present.

But this is the recipe. Memorize it.


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Videos from the montage:


Rachel Maddow (she actually does have a segment on her show with David Wondrich that gets it much closer)

The Downtown Cocktail Room


Employees Only (Say it ain’t so!)

Mahalo.com (The true train wreck of Old-Fashioned videos, and cocktail videos in general)

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2 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail – Savored, not Slurped

  • Kyle

    Stumbled upon your channel on YouTube and boy am I glad I did! Keep sharing these wonderful recipes with us, subscribed and “cheers”. I wrote this while enjoying this great old fashioned recipe BTW. Excellent.