"The Captains T&D Team (lockdown) Log"
Collective thoughts of the group over the lockdown period
Date: Sat 4 Apr 2020
By: Phil Ashton - Brand Manager UK & Europe
An Old Fashioned Weekend
The story starts in Louisville, Kentucky. A 2005 article in The Courier-Journal gives credit to a private social club, called The Pendennis Club, for making the very first old-fashioned. James E. Pepper, bartender and esteemed bourbon aristocrat, was said to have invented the drink in Louisville, before he brought the recipe to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel bar in New York City. This is supposedly where the old-fashioned was born.
1 sugar cube
Old fashioned bitters
2 pieces orange rind, divided
Bourbon, your choice
Maraschino cherry, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, add sugar cube, bitters and 1 piece of the orange rind. Muddle together until completely crushed.
Add a good quality bourbon to the shaker and add ice halfway to the top. Stir until ice begins to dilute.
Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Strain the drink into the glass. Garnish with orange rind and a cherry.
Enjoy. Repeat if necessary.