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Well Thanks to Mr Simonson I certainly knowabout the Old Fashioned than I ever did before And probably too much to make my friends happy Did you know that in 1833 I can sense them already tensing up whenever I have a cocktail in hand 0 But what a load of facts there are about the simple and humble predecessor to all cocktails So much to know about a simple mixture of spirit sweetener bitter I could barely put this book down, truth to tell I ve wanted to be an Old Fashioned drink Well Thanks to Mr Simonson I certainly knowabout the Old Fashioned than I ever did before And probably too much to make my friends happy Did you know that in 1833 I can sense them already tensing up whenever I have a cocktail in hand 0 But what a load of facts there are about the simple and humble predecessor to all cocktails So much to know about a simple mixture of spirit sweetener bitter I could barely put this book down, truth to tell I ve wanted to be an Old Fashioned drinker for awhile now but was put off by all that muddling and fruit and wanted something simple to make Guess what The Old Fashioned, as perceived pre Prohibition, is exactly that A sugar cube, some warm water, two dashes of bitters, crush the cube, two shots of whiskey, a big cube, stir until chilled, orange zest, done It ll be my go to drink from now on Half the book is the history of the drink the other half is recipes for the drink Lots of nice photos Good section on the drink s ties to Chicago and that it used to be a pre breakfast start er upper drink , the WI brandy version.The recipes get weirder and weirder as they go along by the end all they have in common with the classic Old Fashioned is bitters and a large piece of ice Quick, informative, interesting read. A classy little book about my favorite cocktail, half history, half recipes Admittedly, being a native Wisconsinite , I lean towards the Brandy Old Fashioned sour, preferably , but the recipes provided from some of today s neo cocktail artists tempt me to try some new twists The photos are lovely, and the author clearly has a passion for the drink He goes through the history without getting dull or too pedantic, though he seems to be a bit puritanical when it comes to putting fruit in the gl A classy little book about my favorite cocktail, half history, half recipes Admittedly, being a native Wisconsinite , I lean towards the Brandy Old Fashioned sour, preferably , but the recipes provided from some of today s neo cocktail artists tempt me to try some new twists The photos are lovely, and the author clearly has a passion for the drink He goes through the history without getting dull or too pedantic, though he seems to be a bit puritanical when it comes to putting fruit in the glass But how could it be dull We are talking about a classic cocktail from the late 1800s, so its story would of course be as varied and fun as the decades it s lived through Fellow Sconnies, fear not the Brandy Old Fashioned does get a two page article, and a recipe from a popular Madison bar is featured in the recipe section Compared to most of my friends, I am nowhere near being a mixologist I openly admit I only started drinking this cocktail because it was the drink of choice for Mad Men s leading man Don Draper Thankfully, The Old Fashioned acknowledges I m not alone The Old Fashioned book has two ingredients It starts with the lore and ends with the recipes Simonson, whom is probably the foremost expert in The Old Fashioned and therefore has the coolest job in America, journalistically traces down the h Compared to most of my friends, I am nowhere near being a mixologist I openly admit I only started drinking this cocktail because it was the drink of choice for Mad Men s leading man Don Draper Thankfully, The Old Fashioned acknowledges I m not alone The Old Fashioned book has two ingredients It starts with the lore and ends with the recipes Simonson, whom is probably the foremost expert in The Old Fashioned and therefore has the coolest job in America, journalistically traces down the history and origin of the Old Fashioned cocktail as best he can He freely admits that trying to pinpoint a creator is a bit like saying a single person invented jazz The concise history is a fun read through alcohol s relationship with various periods of American history and insight into mixologists minds ( DOWNLOAD EPUB ) ☫ The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore ☧ A complete history of one of the world s most iconic cocktails now the poster child of the modern cocktail revival with fifty recipes for classic variations as well as contemporary updatesNo single cocktail is as iconic, as beloved, or as discussed and fought over as the Old Fashioned Its 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 s and s as portrayed and re popularized by Don Draper on Mad Men , and renaissance as the star of the contemporary craft cocktail movement Also featured are than forty cocktail recipes, including classic variations, regional twists, and contemporary updates from top bartenders around the country All are accessible, delicious, and elegant in their simplicity, demonstrating the versatility and timelessness of the Old Fashioned formula With its rich history, stunning photography, and impeccable recipes, The Old Fashioned is a celebration of one of America s greatest bibulous achievements It is a necessary addition to any true whiskey or cocktail lover s bookshelf, and destined to become a classic on par with its namesake beverage A fun little book with a relatively engaging writing style, nicely complementary photos, and interesting recipes The history bit was fun to read and went intodepth than Wondrich s Imbibe, which covered a much larger topic than this one drink I m on the fence on whether I d want to keep a permanent copy around I borrowed this one. I would really rate this around 3.5 but it stems from the poor editing job and a lot of the recipes I will never utilize I am definitely a part of the school that enjoys a classic Old Fashioned that does not incorporate a lot of fruit If you read this book, you ll understand a lot of the little nuisances The story is interesting and wish there wasto it. This is a very informative, handsome book It gives a well researched history of the Old Fashioned with cultural context and then provides recipes from across time and the world It tackles the all important issue of fruit and does so in the best way possible The recipes all have explanations and offer substitutions to ingredients that may be difficult to find. Netgalley When it comes to Irish Whisky I prefer Powers or Paddy to the overly marketed Jameson When it comes to Rye hands down the only option is Bulleit rye at least in the states There are a whole myriad of reasons I prefer Whisky to Rye in a public forum, ranging from cost, to the blatant abuse of the Old Fashioned by young, 20 something scholarship toddler bartenders, to availability though powers is really difficult to find in Boston bars Because my tightly held opinion over the compos Netgalley When it comes to Irish Whisky I prefer Powers or Paddy to the overly marketed Jameson When it comes to Rye hands down the only option is Bulleit rye at least in the states There are a whole myriad of reasons I prefer Whisky to Rye in a public forum, ranging from cost, to the blatant abuse of the Old Fashioned by young, 20 something scholarship toddler bartenders, to availability though powers is really difficult to find in Boston bars Because my tightly held opinion over the composition of the Old Fashioned is unwavering, this is often a drink I make in the comfort of my own apartment I am really controlling, as you may have noticed My public drinking habits have infiltrated casual home drinking, and thus my Old fashioneds always contain Powers I can t tell you how I developed this pattern of Old Fashioned drinking, however, I can say with certainty that it was my transition from a college wasteland of vodka crap vodka and trendy drinks I then ventured to Scotch without even realizing it I ordered it in excess in Canada and fell into the arms of Johnnie Black apparently some strangers as well, however I was told they were all very fit lads throughout an entire weekend, and then if I recall fell into a tub in my flat, lost my pants somehow and my underwear, and eh, maybe a bit of pride not likely And, Scotch makes its exit A few years later I started with whisky, and fell IN LOVE with Powers Oh, but wait, America, you don t have Powers anywhere And you think that Jameson is some sort of god I tossed around the idea of Rye but it was too harsh as a stand alone Somewhere around here I started making Old Fashioneds I started with the basics without even knowing I was 2 ounce Whisky at this point it s always Powers at home 1 sugar cube 2 dash bitters and one small orange twistFollowing the simple directions of muddling bitters and cube, NO WATER EVER I was told to then put a hunk of ice in it and give it a around about in the glass, pour in the liquor, twist the orange, drop and savor The brilliance of this book is its approachability The point of me telling you the lengthy bla bla bla of my drinking escapades is to emphasize that I too, after years of perfecting my own old fashioned recipe and a side of prudishness can suspend my drinking pride and get into this book The book establishes a strong hold on the history of the drink This portion is extensive and impressive in the amount of knowledge dispersed in such a limited amount of pages Let s see An explanation of the various forms the drink has taken over a centuryThe historical relevance of the drink, and the ways historical events altered the drink Controversy over the person people responsible for its creation no one leaves Unscathed here The reasons, many of historical significance, regarding that horrible muddled fruit saladThe various liquors used in the drink, and the who, what, where, how, when involved in their introduction, and sometimes exitAn amazing amount of data regarding origin and what drink birthed the Old FashionedOh and sooo sooo much.This Book reads like a Mary Roach novel It is clever, maybe not as funny in the traditional sense but will still instigate a few laughs, and the facts are endless and incredibly insightful Unlike your traditional and recklessly put together liquor recipe book, this one offers the recipes, along side a fairly lengthy explanation of its origin or the selection of liquor, and often both What s helpful here is that it offers a myriad of options, even in terms of the new recipes that the opinionated drinker will have a tizzy over like myself I highly recommend this book to those who cherish this simple and delightful drink, but ALSO those who just want a quick, comprehensive outline of the history of the cocktail, its origin, and why the Old Fashioned reigns supreme and there we have the cockiness A printed version will make a confortable brother to Mr Boston the recipe book, not me, though I have a feeling I will be having a nice, healthy relationship with this book Awesome book Beautiful photos and layout The first half of the book is a relatively brief, but interesting, informative, and nicely written history of the Old fashioned cocktail The second half is a wealth of drink recipes from famous bars and bartenders, that appear to ones I will certainly test out The ironic part is that most of these recipes are not Old Fashioned drinks, but rather Improved Cocktails As the book itself points out in the first half, the improved cocktails were a result Awesome book Beautiful photos and layout The first half of the book is a relatively brief, but interesting, informative, and nicely written history of the Old fashioned cocktail The second half is a wealth of drink recipes from famous bars and bartenders, that appear to ones I will certainly test out The ironic part is that most of these recipes are not Old Fashioned drinks, but rather Improved Cocktails As the book itself points out in the first half, the improved cocktails were a result of taking the basic cocktail formula one step further by adding sweeteners other than plain sugar Once the improved cocktails took off, the return to the original cocktail formula using plain sugar was what led to the creation of the Old Fashioned drink s name I love this book Mainly because I love the Old Fashioned cocktail and I love the improved cocktails It is kind of ironic that the two halves of the book focus on two different things, in my opinion However, in spite of that, that s especially why I love this book