The old fashioned will always be the first on the list of whisky drinks for being a classic whisky cocktail. Originated sometime in the 1800s, it’s a solid example of a true cocktail and a drink you should know both how to make and order.
Chill a cocktail glass. Fill a mixing glass to the top with ice. Measure out the alcohol and sugar, and dash in the bitters. Stir. If a drink is all alcohol and no juice, it’s stirred and not shaken. If there’s juice, go ahead and shake it. Strain it into the chilled cocktail glass over fresh ice. Squeeze the orange peel over the glass and drop the peel into the glass. Add a cherry if you like.
While in Tokyo a couple of years ago, I walked into Bar Helissio for an afternoon tipple.
Now that the seventh season of Game of Thrones has ended, we know winter is here. Perhaps not really, but how far are we ever from winter? From often feeling the blues to quickly catching a bad cold even on a warm September day, winter is around-always.
There was Trouble in Paradise when Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins were seen romancing each other in the 1930s romcom. Mischief-makers Gaston Monescu and Lily, the respective male and female leads, were cons masquerading as members of royal families.