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1878 Whiskey Cocktail

The recipe I am presenting here is an old whisky cocktail I found in Leo Engels 1878 book, American and Other Drinks. In his book, Leo simply calls the recipe a Whisky Cocktail, and I suspect is close to the original version of what we today call, the Old Fashioned Cocktail.

His recipe uses lemon peel instead of orange, and asks us to shake and strain the ingredients rather than serving over ice.

1878 Whiskey Cocktail SAM_1175The 1878 Whiskey Cocktail

Wine Glass of Bourbon Whiskey (say 2 oz)
2 to 3 dashes of Bitters (Angostura or Fees Cocktail bitters)
3 dashes of plain syrup
Lemon Peel

Fill a metal shaker 1/3 full of ice
Add 2 dashes of bitters and 3 dashes of sugar syrup
Add Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky and a piece of lemon peel
Shake and strain into a suitable glass

Enjoy Responsibly!

Note: If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!


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