The Old Fashioned: A Classic Cocktail with a Long History

The Old Fashioned: A Classic Cocktail with a Long History

The Old Fashioned is one of the most classic cocktails in the world. It is a simple drink, but it is also incredibly delicious and complex. The Old Fashioned is made with just a few ingredients: whiskey, sugar, bitters, and water. But the way these ingredients are combined and the quality of the ingredients used can make a big difference in the final product.

The Old Fashioned is believed to have originated in the United States in the early 1800s. It is thought to have evolved from the Whiskey Cocktail, which was a popular drink at the time. The Whiskey Cocktail was made with whiskey, sugar, water, and bitters. But over time, people began to prefer their Whiskey Cocktails to be made with more bitters and less sugar. This led to the development of the Old Fashioned.

The Old Fashioned became increasingly popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It was a favorite drink of many famous people, including Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, and Winston Churchill. It was frequently ordered throughout the 20th century, and is still a fan-favorite today.

You can also make an Old Fashioned using bourbon, which is  a type of whiskey that is heavily produced in the United States. It is typically made with corn, rye, and malted barley. Bourbon is a great choice for use in Old Fashioneds because it has a smooth flavor that compliments the other ingredients in the cocktail.

Make an old fashioned using our Cumberland Falls Bourbon recipe.

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