Most people love the classic drinks, so learning how to make these cocktails is a must. The “Old Fashioned” has been around forever. This drink is usually made with whiskey (or bourbon), sugar, bitters, and a twist of orange peel. It’s a simple yet delicious drink that can be enjoyed by anyone.
Recipes for the Old Fashioned appeared as early as the 1800s. Over the years, the recipe for the Old Fashioned has undergone many changes. For example, the type of whiskey used in the drink has changed from rye to bourbon. In addition, the lemon peel has been replaced by an orange peel. These days, many people also like to add a cherry to their Old Fashioned.
You can search the web for a wide variety of recipes, and also order this at higher end bars to experience the drink made by a good bartender. There can be a big difference in overall taste and quality depending on the bartender, the recipe and the quality of the whiskey or bourbon.
Influence of Mad Men
This cocktail experienced a revival in popularity with the hit TV show “Mad Men,” which aired from 2007 to 2015. Lead character Don Draper often ordered the cocktail at bars and restaurants throughout the series, and everyone wanted to be like Don.
The show’s depiction of the cocktail’s preparation and consumption, as well as its association with Don Draper’s character, contributed to a resurgence in the popularity of the Old Fashioned. Many viewers of the show were inspired to try the cocktail for themselves, leading to an increase in demand at bars and restaurants.
Bartenders also capitalized on the cocktail’s newfound popularity by creating their own variations and adding unique twists to the classic recipe.
If you’re entertaining friends or having a party you may want to have the ingredients ready for this one. Having your own twist on the drink can be fun as well. It’s great for a group of guys and goes great with cigars. Many women may like the drink as well, but you can probably find better cocktail choices for a date at home, unless you know she’s a whiskey drinker.