By Michael Higgins

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The Old Fashioned is now on the beverage menu of most bars that serve cocktails, and no cocktail book is complete without at least one recipe for the Old Fashioned. But at what point did this cocktail become “old-fashioned” as opposed to a new concoction, which it must have been at some point? As with most great things, there is myth and there is truth. Part of the lore is that the term cocktail dates to 1776 in Elmsford, New York, where the owner of a bar ran out of wooden stirrers and substituted cocks’ tail feathers.

PRAISE FOR THE OLD FASHIONED “The making of mixed drinks, especially among bourbon aficionados, is steeped in ritualistic purity and exacting particularity of preparation, and this is especially true of the Old Fashioned. ” —Susan Reigler, coauthor of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book “Albert W. A. Schmid has done an excellent job researching this cocktail and produced a very enjoyable book. ” —Michael R. Veach, author of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage The Old Fashioned The Old Fashioned An Essential Guide to the Original Whiskey Cocktail Albert W.

Whiskey provided a strong, consistent currency and allowed exchange-free passage from state to state. The Coinage Act of 1792 established a formal currency for the United States, but for years after its passage, farmers still bartered their whiskey, as they always had. S. dollar. In fact, when Abraham Lincoln’s family moved from Kentucky to Indiana in the early 1800s, his father, Thomas Lincoln, paid for the Indiana property in part in whiskey. After the Revolutionary War, the United States found itself saddled with a huge war debt.

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