Just a few years in the past, Barclay and I abandoned the traditional teaspoon of sugar in our outdated long-established cocktails and switched to mixing them up with a touch of maple syrup instead.
old fashioned glass size
My favorite approach to make an old fashioned cocktail — good-high quality bourbon and bitters, a hint of maple syrup, and a beneficiant twist of orange peel. Time was when the affable and sympathetic bartender moistened a lump of sugar with Angostura bitters, dropped in a lump of ice, neither too giant nor too small, stuck in a miniature bar spoon and passed the glass to the client with a bottle of good bourbon from which mentioned shopper was privileged to pour his personal drink.
The Old-Customary is the spirited, delightfully unexpected story of this renowned and essential drink: its delivery because the ur-cocktail within the nineteenth century, darker days in the … Read the rest