An Old Fashioned Kentucky New Year...
Old Fashioned Cocktail
The 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.
Our chosen recipe comes courtesy of Felicity Cloake at The Guardian and uses Bourbon, oranges and maraschino cherries. Sadly our last minute NYE shopping pressures meant we had to opt for morello cherries. Irrespective of your particular cherry choice, this classic IBA Official Cocktail is not for the feint hearted. Think suave sophisticated boardroom chic and you're headed in the right direction.
Happy New Year!