Improved Whiskey Cocktail

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Ingredients

Barware

Old-fashioned glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 165 calories in one serving of Improved Whiskey Cocktail.

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Improved Whiskey Cocktail image

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a chunk of block ice).



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Review:

An Old-Fashioned "improved" by the addition of maraschino liqueur.

History:

The Whiskey Cocktail, along with this Improved version appeared in Jerry Thomas's 1887 The Bar-tender's Guide. The books also includes "Improved" versions of the Brandy Cocktail, and Gin Cocktail which are all what we today call Old Fashioned cocktails that have, in the words of Jerry Thomas, been "improved by moistening the edge of the cocktail glass with a piece of lemon." Such "improved" American cocktails from the period are also distinguished by the use of European ingredients, particularly maraschino liqueur and/or absinthe.

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