Old Fashioned History
The old fashioned cocktail is a mixed drink made from whiskey, sugar, water, and bitters. It is stirred and served in a rocks glass, and typically contains about 2 oz of whiskey. The drink is named for its resemblance to a traditional old fashioned glass, which is wider at the bottom than the top.
The old fashioned cocktail is one of the oldest mixed drinks in existence, and is believed to have originated in the early 1800s. There are many different stories and myths surrounding the drink's origins, but one of the most popular theories is that it was first created by a bartender named James E. Pepper at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
The old fashioned cocktail quickly gained popularity and became one of the most popular drinks in America. It was often served at gentlemen's clubs and was considered to be a drink for serious drinkers. In the early 1900s, the cocktail was listed in Harry Johnson's Bartenders' Manual as one of the most popular drinks in the country.
The old fashioned cocktail experienced a resurgence in popularity in the late 2000s, and is now considered to be a classic cocktail. It is often served at bars and restaurants, and is a popular drink choice for whiskey lovers.
How to make an Old Fashioned
Old Fashioned Ingredients
- oz whiskey
- tsp sugar
- dashes bitters
Old Fashioned Instructions
- Add the whiskey, sugar, and bitters to a rocks glass.
- Stir the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved.
- Serve the cocktail cold and enjoy