The Old-Fashioned - hardcover
No single cocktail is as iconic, as beloved, or as discussed and fought-over as the Old Fashioned. It's formula is simple: just whiskey, bitters, sugar, and ice. But how you combine those ingredients - in what proportion, using which brands, and with what kind of garnish - is the subject of much impassioned debate. The Old-Fashioned is the spirited, delightfully unexpected story of this renowned and essential drink: its birth as the ur-cocktail in the nineteenth century, darker days in the throes of Prohibition, re-ascension in the 1950s and 1960s and renaissance as the star of the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Also featured are more than forty cocktail recipes, including classic variations, regional twists, and contemporary updates from top bartenders around the country.