Old Fashioned - How to Make the Classic Whiskey Cocktail like James Bond (Cocktails & Pussy Galore)
How to make an Old Fashioned worthy of being called a James Bond cocktail. The series, Cocktails and Pussy Galore, shows you how to drink like 007 using the Ian Fleming books (not the movies) as the source, which takes you beyond the typical James Bond Martini.
The Old Fashioned was a drink originally created in the late 1800's as a rebellion against elaborate alcoholic drinks. It was an attempt to go back to an old fashioned style of cocktail. The true definition of a cocktail is said to be a combination of a spirit, bitters, water and sugar. So this, the Sazerac (http://youtu.be/gxYEdsT06uk) and the Cranston (http://youtu.be/8HLMWpvm8Y4) would definitely fit into that definition.
The Old Fashioned was, at one time, commonly made with an orange wheel and candied, maraschino cherry mashed up in the base of the drink. Those are often not as great as the recipe I prefer. Also, another common thing that people do is use a sugar cube instead of Simple Syrup (http://youtu.be/62YNp0jgzvU). That's why a lot of Old Fashioned recipes call for a splash of water. Essentially the idea is to use the water to make Simple Syrup, so just cut out the middle man and use Simple Syrup. Another variation is to use Rye as the base spirit. Totally acceptable, but James Bond preferred bourbon, so that's how this one was made.
In the books, James Bond was a huge whiskey drinker. He practically fiended for the stuff. He drank more whiskey than any other drink. Yet, that was changed a decade later when the Connery movies started coming out.
In the second book, Live and Let Die, Bond imbibes some Old Fashioneds and stipulates that they be made with Old Grand-dad bourbon. Since Bond, liked strong, well-made drinks, you should opt for a Bonded or Bottled-in-Bond whiskey. Bonded is not a double entendre, it's a designation for American spirits that means it's 100 proof. Most bourbons make an 80 proof product, but for a truer experience, you should go with 100 proof (or 101 in Wild Turkey's case), 007 would approve. Cheers!
2 oz Bourbon (or Rye, if preferred)
0.25 oz Simple Syrup
3 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir briefly with ice. Strain over large Ice Cube into a Rocks Glass. Garnish with an Orange Twist.
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Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon
Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming
Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon
Godinger Dublin Double Old Fashioned Glass
Mixing Glass & Hawthorne Strainer
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