The Old-Fashioned. The book is filled with interesting history about the drink, as well as inventive takes on it, both new and old.
The recipe for this cocktail was published in the New York Sun in 1908 and is not quite an old fashioned. The story is that the reporter most likely applied the name by mistake or that it's creator, Colonel Jim Gray, was misquoted in the article. It's delicious regardless and I'm so happy to have tried it. It's simple to make with only three ingredients, it's impossible to mess up.
The book calls it "Col. Jim Gray's Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail", I'm calling it the 1908.
2 ounces bourbon (or rye)
1 sugar cube
dash of nutmeg
In a mixing glass muddle the sugar cube with a teaspoon or two of water. Sprinkle nutmeg in the glass, add whiskey and ice, and shake. Strain into a glass for serving and top with another dash of nutmeg.
Happy Friday, I hope you all enjoy your weekend! And please let me know if you end up trying this!