In Episode 7, we drank one fancy drink, Old Fashioneds.
Old Fashioneds have a very cool history, Hoover breaks down a really interesting story on how it got named in Episode 7 of the And a Beard We Go Podcast.
They’re a fairly easy cocktail to make, there’s a couple ingredients, but no mixers, so pretty simple. So simple, even the great Don Draper drinks it when he’s out on the town. And by out on the town, he’s literally ON the town, and by town I mean neglected housewives & confused 60′s trollops.
Here’s how to make an Old Fashioned Cocktail…
What you need:
Rye Whiskey OR Bourbon (NOT Irish Whiskey)
Slice a bit of orange rind and muddle in the glass.
Squirt 3 squirts of simple syrup.
Dash 2-3 dashes of Bitters.
Pour 4 count of Whiskey.
Drop in cherry.
As I mentioned in the Podcast, Hot Whiskeys are one of my favorite drinks. They take me back to the tiny ol’ town of Doolin, on the west coast of Ireland. They’re the perfect way to warm up on a cold day and what better way than to get plastered and STILL smell like sunshine, rainbows & lemon Pledge.
This is how to make a traditional Hot Whiskey.
What you’ll need:
A (Irish) coffee glass
& Your favorite Irish whiskey (Jameson)
Start by warming or prepping your glass with hot water and let it sit for about 3 minutes. While you wait, take a lemon and cut it into slices. Take half of a lemon slice and poke 3-5 cloves into the fruit, not the rind, & drop into the glass. Next take a teaspoon of sugar or 2 sugar cubes & drop into the glass. Pour 1 shotglass of whiskey into the glass & fill up the rest of the glass with HOT water.
Obviously, you’re going to want to let that sit for a minute before you start throwing it back, but once it’s cooled a bit, THEN enjoy.
I hope you dig this drink as much as I do, and if you don’t, at least you still have a bottle of whiskey to take your mind off of it!
Leave a comment, let me know what you think and if you have any variations of it, I’m always down for new ways to get hammered!
Myself @ the Old Jameson Distillery