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"The Old-Fashioned" by Robert Simonson

No single cocktail is as iconic, beloved or discussed as the Old-Fashioned. Its formula is simple: whiskey, bitters, sugar and ice. But how you combine those ingredients is subject to much debate. "The Old-Fashioned" is a spirited story of the cocktail's birth in the 19th century, the darker days of Prohibition, re-ascension in the '50s and '60s and its renaissance as a contemporary craft cocktail - popularized by Don Draper on "Mad Men." It also features great photographs and recipes, including classic variations, regional twists and contemporary updates from top bartenders around the country.

  • "Excellent history of the Old-Fashioned," The Wall Street Journal
  • 50 recipes for classic variations and contemporary updates
  • Hardcover
  • 176 pages
  • 5.7 (W) x 8.2 (H) inches
  • $ 1899

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