Servir emCopo Old-fashioned
Lemon zest twist
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 (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)|
|1/12 fl oz||Luxardo Maraschino liqueur|
|1 dash||Boker's bitters|
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.