By Robert Simonson,Daniel Krieger
No unmarried cocktail is as iconic, as cherished, or as mentioned and fought-over because the out of date. Its formulation is easy: simply whiskey, bitters, sugar, and ice. yet the way you mix these ingredients—in what quantity, utilizing which manufacturers, and with what sort of garnish—is the topic of a lot impassioned debate.
The Old-Fashioned is the lively, delightfully unforeseen tale of this popular and crucial drink: its beginning because the ur-cocktail within the 19th century, darker days within the throes of Prohibition, re-ascension within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties (as portrayed and re-popularized by way of Don Draper on Mad Men), and renaissance because the big name of the modern craft cocktail movement.
Also featured are greater than 40 cocktail recipes, together with vintage adaptations, neighborhood twists, and modern updates from best bartenders round the nation. All are obtainable, scrumptious, and chic of their simplicity, demonstrating the flexibility and timelessness of the old school formula.
With its wealthy background, wonderful images, and impeccable recipes, The Old-Fashioned is a party of 1 of America’s maximum bibulous achievements. it's a priceless addition to any real whiskey- or cocktail-lover’s bookshelf, and destined to develop into a vintage on par with its namesake beverage.
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The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore by Robert Simonson,Daniel Krieger