Tag: Old Fashioned

Three bartending books & three American whiskey classics

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

Elevate your classic cocktails with Hennessy

“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.”