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On the 14th through 22nd of October, bars around the world will host Old Fashioned Week
through a number of events, masterclasses and collaborations with
affiliated brands. The festival first
launched in 2015 based on an initiation of the Maria Loca bar in Paris and
Cyrille Hugon, founder of Rhum Fest Paris and Rumporter Magazine,
but it has now been transformed from an exclusive French event to a global
Old Fashioned Cocktail
first documented definition of the word "cocktail" was in response to
a reader's letter asking to define the word in the May 6, 1806, issue ofThe Balance and Columbian
Repositoryin Hudson, New York. The May 13, 1806,
issue, the paper, the editor wrote that it was a potent concoction of spirits,
bitters, water, and sugar, it was also referred to at the time as a “bittered
Alexander describes the cocktail similarly in 1833, as he encountered it in New
York City, as being rum, gin, or brandy, significant water, bitters, and sugar, though he includes a nutmeg garnish as well.
the 1860s, it was common for orange curacao,
absinthe, and other liqueurs to
be added to the cocktail. The original concoction, came in different
proportions, came back into vogue, and was referred to as "old-fashioned. Most popular of the in-vogue
"old-fashioned" cocktails were made with whiskey, according to a
Chicago barman, quoted in theChicago Daily Tribunein 1882, with
rye being more popular than Bourbon. The recipe described is a similar
combination of spirits, bitters, water and sugar like it was seventy-six years
first use of the name "Old Fashioned" for a Bourbon Whiskey cocktail was said to
have been at the Pendennis Club, a
gentlemen's club founded in 1881 in Louisville,
Kentucky. The recipe was said
to have been invented by a bartender at that club in honor of Colonel James E. Pepper, a prominent bourbon
distiller, who brought it to the Waldorf-Astoria
Hotel bar in New York City.
During Old Fashioned Cocktail week we will celebrate the venerable old cocktail with the spirit of your choice, mine being rum, ron or rhum if you will with a recipe that makes you smile as it slides across your palate. During the week I will introduce you to some "new" Old Fashioned Cocktails from my devious mind here in the bar on the boat.
Keep the week in mind and help us celebrate one of the first ever cocktails recognized around the world.
Read More at http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/09/old-fashioned-week-launches-internationally/