Anatomy of a Cocktail: The Old Fashioned

“They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!” ― Dr. Seuss


Originally concocted with rye, there are now more than a few variations of the Old Fashioned that have sprung up over the years.


Its early days, circa 1800, were its most simple: Drinkers added bitters and a bit of sugar to a small amount of whiskey as a morning palliative.

Read more over at Tasting Table, where they've created a handy guide to the drink, which pays homage to the classic form while drawing inspiration from the nouveau variations that bartenders around the country have perfected.