The Old Fashioned cocktail is a whisky based drink that is made by muddling sugar with bitters and then adding the alcohol. It is traditionally served in a short tumbler, called an Old Fashioned glass, named after the drink. It is garnished with a twist of citrus zest.
The drink was developed during the 19th century and given its name in the 1880s and is an International Bartenders Association official cocktail.
This cocktail contains 4 different spirits and an unusual ingredient, almond syrup. The Fog Cutter cocktail gained renewed popularity in the 1990s when Tiki food, décor and cocktails made a comeback. They say if you are feeling a bit foggy headed, this cocktail should certainly cut through it!
If you don’t like aniseed, then this cocktail should be avoided! The aniseed from the absinthe is quite strong, but for those who are partial to this flavour, it should be a winner. It’s summery in colour, sweet and complex in taste with a real kick to it; definitely a ‘marmite’ cocktail.