limousine service Elmwood Park .. Chicago Drug testing

The Old Fashioned: Two Recipes of an Underrated Classic

Like many mixed drinks, the Old Fashioned has a number of variations and a history.

It is one of the few cocktails that survived from the days of the Martini and the Manhattan. When prepared well, it is a full-bodied, delicious drink. It was one of my mother's favorites as a young woman in the 1940's and still carries the glamour of the era.

Accounts agree that the Old Fashioned originated at the Pendennis Club, in Louisville, Kentucky.

This Old Fashioned recipe appeared in a book written by George J. Kappeler, published in 1895, called Modern American Drinks.

THE 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 ice, a piece lemon-peel, one jigger whiskey. Mix with small bar-spoon and serve, leaving spoon in glass.

Robert Hess, writing for Drinkboy.com, cautions that it is common for modern bartenders to top off the drink with an ounce or more of soda. In his opinion, the soda spoils the drink.

Here is another recipe from Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix'em by Stanley Clisby Arthur.

Old Fashioned Cocktail
1 lump sugar
2 dashes Peychaud or Angostura bitters
1 jigger rye whiskey
1 piece lemon peel
1 chunk pineapple
1 slice orange peel
2 maraschino cherries

Into a heavy-bottomed barglass drop a lump of sugar, dash on the bitters, and crush with a spoon. Pour in the jigger of rye whiskey and stir with several lumps of ice. No shaking allowed! Let the mixture remain in the glass in which it is prepared. Garnish with a half-ring of orange peel, add the chunk of pineapple and the cherries with a little of the maraschino juice. Twist the slice of lemon peel over all and serve in the mixing glass with the barspoon.

It is suggested by some that it is best to dissolve the sugar into a small amount of water first since sugar does not dissolve well in alcohol.

The appearance of additional fruit became commonplace after the days of prohibition.

Try both versions and decide which you prefer.

About the Author

Ellen M. Zucker owns http://www.faces-and-fortunes-partytips.com a site where you can find advice on party and event planning from Party Pros. It includes tips, interviews, and advice on putting your event together from professionals who make parties and special events happen.

In The News:

Beachgoers were recorded assisting in the rescue of a baby humpback whale stuck on tourist beach in Brazil.
NASA has used satellite data to map the devastation caused by the deadly blast that rocked Beirut last week.
Researchers on Monday announced the discovery and diagnosis of an aggressive type of bone cancer in a dinosaur, making it the first known example of a dinosaur afflicted by malignant cancer, according to a study.
A zoo in Florida took in dozens of sea turtles after Tropical Storm Isaias brushed Florida's coastline over the weekend, but said many of them didn’t need to be rescued in the first place.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover celebrated 8 years on the Red Planet Wednesday.
The devastating explosion in Beirut that killed at least 100 people and wounded thousands hit the Lebanese capital with the force of a 3.5-magnitude earthquake.
After nine long years, a photographer was able to capture the footage of a lifetime, getting the elusive orca whale on camera.
As the Perseverance rover heads to Mars to look for signs of ancient life, a new study suggests the Red Planet could have been "covered in ice sheets" and not a valley of rivers as previously thought.
Just a few months after a group of researchers trumpeted their discovery of the world's tiniest dinosaur, the same researchers have retracted their findings, noting it was likely a lizard instead.
NASA’s CloudSat satellite passed directly over Tropical Storm Isaias as it was strengthening back into a hurricane on Monday.

The Curious History Of Wine Consumption In America

The history of wine consumption in America has been frought... Read More

The Ten Most Important Wine Label Terms

For the average wine consumer, there is a plethora of... Read More

France Car Hire

Here is a quick summary of the different French wine... Read More

DWI and Blood Alcohol Concentration: What does it mean?

Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is the relationship between the amount... Read More

An Introduction to Wine

What is wine?Wine has been made for centuries from just... Read More

Barbera Wine

Barbera is a wine grape variety from Monferrato in Piemonte,... Read More

Start Your Wine Cellar The Right Way

One of the great joys of wine is to be... Read More

Choosing that Perfect Wine for a Dinner Party

So, you find yourself having been invited to a dinner... Read More

An Idiots Guide To Wine Tasting

Have you ever seen those stiff upper-lipped types doing a... Read More

Ideal Wine Temperature

The ideal temperature to store wines is between 55?F and... Read More

Enjoy Your Favorite Wine - But With Some Rules

The mere mention of etiquette brings to mind various images,... Read More

Uses of Mirror Tinted Contact Lenses

Mirror tinted contact lenses have become a topic of interest... Read More

Hosting A Wine Tasting Party

As your love and knowledge of wine grows, it is... Read More

Australian Wines

Australia's wine industry has boomed in the past ten years.... Read More

Using Cooking Wine

Cooking wine is sort of a holdover from prohibition. People... Read More

If You Plan On Drinking, Do These Critical Things Before You Leave The House

Buy a BreathalyzerA Breathalyzer is a portable hand-held device in... Read More

Buying Wine, How to Read a Wine Label and Select a Great Bottle of Wine

I must admit, that for many of us, walking into... Read More

A Private Owners Guide to Bottling Fine Whisky

The majority of private owners of whisky casks are looking... Read More

Burgundy Wine

Burgundy red wines are produced in an area of France... Read More

The Cocktail Party

A cocktail party can be more daunting than a dinner... Read More

Wine, Wine, Wine

What in the world is up!Was there a full moon... Read More

Who Made the First Wine Anyway?

Although details are understandably sketchy, it is believed that, around... Read More

Champagne

Champagne is without question the finest sparkling wine made in... Read More

Pairing Food and Wine is a Matter of Taste

First off let me say that I am in no... Read More

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting Component I: LookThe first step you have to... Read More