Serve in anOld-fashioned glass
Lemon zest twist
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a chunk of block ice).
|1 fl oz||Straight rye whiskey (100 proof / 50% alc./vol.)|
|1 fl oz||Bourbon whiskey|
|1/6 fl oz||Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)|
|1/12 fl oz||Luxardo Maraschino liqueur|
|1 dash||Boker's bitters|
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An Old-Fashioned "improved" by the addition of maraschino liqueur.
The Whiskey Cocktail, along with this Improved version appeared in Jerry Thomas's 1887 The Bar-tender's Guide. The book also includes "Improved" versions of the Brandy Cocktail, and Gin Cocktail which are all what we today call Old Fashioned cocktails . In the words of Jerry Thomas, they have 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 using European ingredients, particularly maraschino liqueur and/or absinthe.
One serving of Improved Whiskey Cocktail contains 165 calories.
- 1.7 standard drinks
- 34.85% alc./vol. (69.7° proof)
- 23.6 grams of pure alcohol
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