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

By Albert W. A. Schmid

American tavern vendors triggered a sensation within the past due eighteenth century after they combined sugar, water, bitters, and whiskey and served the drink with hen feather stirrers. the trendy model of this "original cocktail," widely recognized because the quaint, is a typical in any bartender's repertoire and holds the excellence of being the single combined drink ever to rival the Martini in popularity.

In The previous Fashioned, gourmet 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 starting place. This pleasing e-book explores the historical past of the old-fashioned via its elements and accessories―a rocks glass, rye whiskey or bourbon, sugar, bitters, and orange zest to garnish―and information the cocktail's staggering impression at the Waldorf-Astoria lodge and the Broadway musical scene, in addition to its curious connection to the SAT collage front exam. Schmid additionally considers the impression of assorted bourbons at the flavor of the drink and experiences the undying debate approximately no matter if to muddle.

This lively advisor is an interesting and clean learn, that includes a handpicked number of recipes besides scrumptious information about the particularities that arose with every one new edition. ideal for a person with a keenness for mixology or bourbon, The outdated Fashioned is a cocktail ebook for all seasons.

Show description

Quick preview of The Old Fashioned: An Essential Guide to the Original Whiskey Cocktail PDF

Similar Alcohol books

How to Booze: Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice

Delivering beautiful cocktails and unsound recommendation, the way to Booze through Jordan Kaye and Marshall Altier pairs the correct cocktail with unfailingly wonderful recommendation for all of life’s so much alcohol-inducing moments. even more than simply a advisor to mixology, how you can Booze is a hilarious and remarkably prescient, if slightly degenerate, consultant to life—or at the least that a part of existence that may be enormously stronger within the corporation of Johnny Walker or Jack Daniels.

Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit

“THE DEFINITIVE background OF BOURBON. ”—Sacramento BeeA Southern autonomous Booksellers Alliance BestsellerA ROLLICKING BIOGRAPHY OF BOURBON WHISKEY THAT DOUBLES AS “A complicated AND interesting” (WALL highway magazine) background OF the US ITSELFFew items are so thoroughly or in detail steeped within the American tale as bourbon whiskey.

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey

“Pulls apart the curtain of puffery to teach . . . the company of liquor to be each piece as attention-grabbing because the fictions during which the distillers like to swaddle themselves. ” —Wayne Curtis, The Wall highway magazine   stroll right into a well-stocked liquor shop and you’ll see numerous whiskey manufacturers, every one boasting an inspiring tale of independence and historical past.

The Oxford Companion to Beer

1st position Winner of the 2012 connoisseur Award for most sensible on the planet within the Beer classification. For millennia, beer has been a favourite beverage in cultures around the globe. After water and tea, it's the hottest drink on the earth, and it really is on the middle of a $450 billion undefined. Edited by way of Garrett Oliver, the James Beard Winner for amazing Wine, Beer, or Spirits specialist, this is often the 1st significant reference paintings to enquire the historical past and massive scope of beer.

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

Show sample text content

25. Irvin S. Cobb, Irvin S. Cobb’s personal Recipe e-book (Frankfort, Ky. : Frankfort Distilleries, 1934), 41–42. 26. Marion Flexner, Out of Kentucky Kitchens (New York: Bramhall condo, 1949). 27. Elizabeth Ross, Kentucky Keepsakes (Kuttawa, Ky. : McClanahan Publishing apartment, 1996), 25. 28. Colonel Michael Edward Masters, Hospitality Kentucky kind: Kentucky background Grand travel Kentucky superb meals & Spirits, 2d ed. (Bardstown, Ky. : Equine Writer’s Press, 2003), 238. 29. Gary Regan, The Bartender’s Bible (New York: HarperCollins, 1991). eighty five Notes to Pages 56–72 30. Robert Hess, the basic Bartender’s Pocket consultant (New York: dust Puddle Books, 2009). 31. Paul Harrington and Laura Moorehead, Cocktail: The beverages Bible for the 21st-Century (New York: Viking, 1998). 32. Brad Thomas Parsons, Bitters: A lively historical past of a vintage Cure-all with Cocktails, Recipes & formulation (Berkeley, Calif. : Ten velocity Press, 2011), 107. 33. Allan Gage, vintage Cocktails from all over the world (London: Octopus Publishing crew, 2004). 34. Editors of Imbibe journal, the yankee Cocktail: 50 Recipes that remember the Craft of combining beverages from Coast to Coast (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2011), 27. 35. Parsons, Bitters, 216. 36. Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric, Speakeasy (Berkeley, Calif. : Ten pace Press, 2010). 37. Jonathan Lundy, Jonathan’s Bluegrass desk: Redefining Kentucky delicacies (Louisville, Ky. : Butler Books, 2009). 38. Ibid. , 137. 39. acknowledged and Mellgren, The Bar, 173. forty. Scott Beattie, Artisanal Cocktails (Berkeley, Calif. : Ten pace Press, 2008), 70. forty-one. Daniel Boulud and Xavier Herit, Cocktails and AmuseBouches: For Him (New York: Assouline Publishing, 2011), forty. 86 Bibliography Bibliography Abou-Ganim, Tony, with Mary Elizabeth Faulkner. the trendy Mixologist. Chicago: Surrey Books, 2010. Amis, Kingsley. daily ingesting. manhattan: Bloomsbury, 2008. Beattie, Scott. Artisanal Cocktails. Berkeley, Calif. : Ten pace Press, 2008. Bergh, Albert Ellery, ed. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Memorial version. Washington, D. C. : Jefferson Memorial organization, 1905. Bettridge, Jack. “Make Mine American: 5 vintage Cocktails convey American Whiskey in a brand new mild. ” Wine Spectator, January 31–February 29, 2012. Boulud, Daniel, and Xavier Herit. Cocktails and Amuse-Bouches: For Him. long island: Assouline Publishing, 2011. Bullock, Thomas. the best Bartender. St. Louis: Buxton and Skinner Printing and desk bound Co. , c. 1917. Bykofsky, Sheree, and Megan Buckley. attractive urban Cocktails: trendy beverages & Cool Classics you could Sip with perspective. Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, 2003. Cobb, Irvin S. Irvin S. Cobb’s personal Recipe publication. Frankfort, Ky. : Frankfort Distilleries, 1934. 87 Bibliography Connors, Thomas. Meet Me within the Bar: vintage beverages from America’s old resorts. big apple: Stewart, Tabori, Chang, 2003. Crockett, Albert Stevens. The outdated Waldorf-Astoria Bar booklet. big apple: A. S. Crockett, 1935. ———. previous Waldorf Bar Days. ny: Aventine Press, 1931. Degroff, Dale. The Craft of the Cocktail. long island: Clarkson Potter, 2002. ———. the basic Cocktail: The artwork of combining excellent beverages.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 25 votes