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The Old Fashioned

The Bourbon Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail with a rich history that dates back over 200 years. It originated in Louisville, Kentucky, a bustling center of commerce and trade in the early 19th century. The cocktail was created to showcase the local spirit, bourbon, which was gaining popularity among American drinkers. The first recorded mention of the Old Fashioned cocktail was in 1806, in The Balance and Columbian Repository, a newspaper of the time. The recipe called for a mix of sugar, water, bitters, and spirits, which could be either brandy or whiskey. As the cocktail evolved over the years, bourbon became the preferred spirit of choice. The Old Fashioned cocktail gained widespread popularity during the 19th century.A s time passed, however, the recipe for the cocktail became standardized and nowadays, the modern-day Bourbon Old Fashioned recipe typically includes a sugar cube, Angostura bitters, a splash of water, and a healthy dose of bourbon. The secret to a perfect Bourbon Old Fashioned is to use a high-quality bourbon. The rich, caramel notes of the bourbon are what give the cocktail its distinctive flavor. It’s also important to use fresh ingredients, including the citrus peel and the bitters. Over the […]

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