So, should your mint leaves be crushed in a Mint Julep? According to the late Gaz Regan, the answer was a firm no, with the mint “only to serve as an aromatic garnish”. Here we check out three classic recipes from classic minds – the Mint Julep, the Old Fashioned and A La Louisiane
Tag: Old Fashioned
“Many classic cocktails, in fact, originally called for Hennessy before the Phylloxera bug in 1870 destroyed 80 per cent of French vineyards, and the supply of cognac, which saw all cognac-based cocktails be replaced by other spirits such as whiskey, rye or rum.”
Throw in some maraschino, a little absinthe, stir it down over ice and serve up? You’ve got yourself an Improved Whisky Cocktail.