Articles Tagged: Old Fashioned

Burke’s Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipes – Literary Monday

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I often look through piles of books at used bookstores hunting for old cocktail and drinking books.  It’s not often that I actually find much, or at least much that is affordable.  But, I was lucky enough to strike gold a few weeks ago when I came across a number of books in the Complete Imbiber series that spanned the 1950’s through the early 1990’s and Burke’s Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipe that was published … Read more

Five Drinks to Ease Your Nerves after Christmas Shopping

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We originally posted these drinks after Thanksgiving but we think that’s it’s just as appropriate now with all the people hitting the malls and shops across America. Whether you are returning gifts, exchanging them or shopping for next Christmas (my mom will be out doing that today), there is a ton of shopping going on out there. While we hope it’s not as bad as after Thanksgiving (please, no pepperspraying anyone!), we know that it … Read more

Rum Old Fashioned

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Inspired by a delicious rum that brings to mind a scotch, today’s drink is a Rum Old Fashioned. We’ve reviewed Brugal 1888 and found it to be a sipping rum complex enough to please whiskey aficionados. So why not try it in the ultimate whiskey drink?

Adding a little sugar and bitters to Brugal 1888 draws out the sweet notes while maintaining the rum’s deep smoky and spicy flavors. I highly recommend you get your … Read more

Top 5 Drinks to Take to Your Grave

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You always hear people talking about what they would eat for their last meal or before they die. It got us thinking at DOTW, what would I drink before I died. Below are my top five, yes if I were dying I’d want all five. What are your top five cocktails?

    Sidecar: My all time favorite drink. The Sidecar has held this spot for the past 15 years and I don’t know if it will

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The Old Fashioned 101

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Essentail Glassware – Old Fashioned

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If you love cocktails, then the old-fashioned glass is an essential ingredient in your barware collection. The glass was used to serve the original cocktail now know as the old fashioned. The drinks became so popular that the glass used to serve them quickly became known as the old-fashioned glass. The old-fashioned glass reminds me of the elegance of the 1930s. In so many old movies, you see people swilling cocktails in this distinctive glass.… Read more

CC Old Fashioned

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In celebration of another season of Mad Men, I have been making a whole bunch of Old Fashioned Cocktails. Some with bourbon, some Irish Whiskey, some scotch. This week’s drink is a Old Fashioned made with Canadian Whisky (yes, no ‘e’). I am drinking one now, although I substituted Angostura Orange Bitters for original Angostura Bitters. this recipe call for a simple lemon peel. Is desired, you can make this Old fashioned the ‘new’ way … Read more

Mad Men Season 3 Premiere Cocktail Party

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Finally! Season 3 of Mad Men premieres August 16. And it’s just not Mad Men without booze.

Who can forget when Sally Draper mixed a Tom Collins for the grownups? Or when Don Draper wooed Rachel Menken with one of the prettiest Mai Tais I’ve ever seen? And of course there was Freddy Rumson’s … incident in the office after one Screwdriver too many.

So what better way to celebrate the start of this new … Read more

Are You Friends, After an Old Fashioned?

Great read from Paul Clarke at the New York Times Proof Blog about how drink recipes differ from bartender to bartender. These differences often can lead to disputes over the right ways to make any drink. The Old Fashioned is a prime example, a classic cocktail made of bourbon, but some times brandy and it goes from there.

Are You Friends, After an Old Fashioned? (NY Times)… Read more

Brandy Old Fashioned – Wisconsin Style!

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More popular than cheese in Wisconsin!Read more