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How to Make Old Fashion Cocktail
Hi, i’m Damian at Liquid Kitty in West LA California and we’re gonna be talking about The Old Fashioned.
Slight the history of the old fashion the first, where the name came from it was common cocktail in the early 1800’s made with sugar or Goyim Syrup which is like a simple syrup that was traditionally what a cocktail was it fell out of fashion for a long time anyway it came back in late 1800 they started making with this drink with a whiskey or bourbon or a rye or sometimes a scotch use but this drink and the name came from they say old fashioned drink it was early 1800’s, the old 1800’s that’s kind of word came from there’s a lot of lore about it, you're gonna find that whatever bar you're going to they’re gonna have another version of an old Fashion, some people will actually cut the rye orange and just give this zest of the rye and the lemon, some people will muddle it together, if you really into old fashion you should ask, whatever bar you should ask how they make it if it’s hot to your taste, some places they use simple syrup which make it less sweet and usually we use the whole sugar cube and I’m gonna show you how we make it here at Liquid Kitty, I've been bartending for 30 years and for a long time in New York I’ve made a lot of Old Fashion and this is how we made them 30 years ago when I first started bartending for about maybe 15 years I didn’t make one they just disappear it was until maybe 8 years ago when Mad Man came on that suddenly everybody wants Old Fashion and it came kinda back in flavor and now advent of craft cocktail bars and mixology, mixologist everyone kinda have their own recipe some of them they packs 1800’s some of them 1900’s but they became popular again and now I didn’t make one for 15 years and here I am making 10 of 20 a night.
So we start with the traditional rocks glass you collins glass a little taller like mix drink this are use just something like the rocks like gin in the rocks rocky rocks but we use this for old fashion as well, start with sugar cube, wedge of the orange and the cherry again this is what we do here it’s an old recipe from the fifties rather than 400’s will soak everything in some Angostura Bitters it’s an orange flavored bitters and then we use the flat side of the muddler let’s muddler it all together, you get everything kind of blended, I like to leave the orange rye in their, it kinda give some zest as well in the orange juice so we make some nice concoction in the bottom, today we use the maker’s mark and here at the Kitty we free pour a lot of lace you see them use the measurers but we use the free pour, so I give a nice 5 count, it’s a little bit heavier than most places, you’ll find some places stir this together, I don’t like to stir it I like to leave it sit, let’s top it with scoop of ice and finish it off with a shot of soda water and then put straw in it and I let everything settle on it's own, it’s up to your customer to stir it, mix it up, drink the way it is drink it from the straw all the way to the soda water or drink it from soda water all the way down, it’s up to them to do it what they want with it and that’s our Old Fashion Liquid Kitty.