The Old Fashioned Cocktail, created in the 19th century, got its name in the 1880s. The recipe was said to have been created by a bartender at the Pendennis Club in honour of Colonel James E. Pepper, who apparently bought it to New York at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel bar. The first use of the name “Old Fashioned Cocktail” for a bourbon drink was made at the Pendennis Club, which was known to be a gentlemen’s club in Louisville, Kentucky. There had been many variations to the drink after it was first introduced, and by 1860, it was common to add other liquors into the mix. The original concoction though came back into the picture, and was termed as “old-fashioned”, which led to whiskey being the main ingredient in making the Old Fashioned Cocktail.
The Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe is simple and easy to make. To make the cocktail pour some water, sugar, and angostura bitter in an Old Fashioned glass. Add a cherry along with an orange wedge into the mix and squash them using the back end of a spoon. Add some whiskey into the glass with some ice cubes and stir well. Garnish the cocktail with maraschino cherries and an orange wedge. You can also try an alteration to your Old Fashioned cocktail by substituting water with club soda. Delicious and appealing, making this cocktail for hosting parties is a great way to keep your guests refreshed.