Friday, January 23

1908

1908 Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail | Prosecco in the Park
In keeping with the island inspired nutmeg thing I've got going on right now, I needed to share this twist on one of my favorite cocktails, the old fashioned. I came across this recipe flipping through Robert Simonson's 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. 
1908 Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail | Prosecco in the Park
1908 Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail | Prosecco in the Park
1908 Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail | Prosecco in the Park
The book calls it "Col. Jim Gray's Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail", I'm calling it the 1908. 

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!

14 comments :

  1. I feel like I should be in a home study drinking this gorgeous drink!!! Hope you have a great weekend!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. Sounds like a fun book! I'll have to send a link of this to my boyfriend. He is into his whiskey/bourbon drinks.

    XX,
    S. Roderick
    www.currenthabits.com

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  3. Nice I love old fashioned cocktails.
    Xo Miss Erin
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    www.misserinsays.com

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  4. Well, this will certainly keep you warm and toasty on a cold winter's night! Definitely worth a try!! Have a great weekend :)

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  5. I really need to branch out and start trying some fun cocktails like this! Sounds delish!

    lovejoanna.com

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  6. Happy Friday, girl! Are you on Twitter? I wanted to let you know that I linked your white russian in my post today - looks SO yummy!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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    1. I do not have twitter, probably the absolute last person still holding out. Thank you so much for linking, I'm so happy you like it! It really is delicious, I think I might need to go make one now. :)

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  7. This looks delicious! I am definitely testing it out this week and having my girlfriends over to try it!

    xo,
    Jessica
    www.fortheloveofbubbly.com

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  8. love the history behind this, and it's so simple! i've been past mcnulty's but haven't bought anything yet, what's your favorite coffee from there?

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    1. My favorites are the malawi, java mountain supreme, and new orleans chicory but I'm convinced they don't have anything bad at this point.

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  9. Looks delish, and such a simple recipe! Definitely want to try!

    Miranda
    www.citygirlsouthernstyle.com

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