The formula is simple: whiskey, bitters, sweetener, and ice. But how you combine those ingredients — in what proportion, using which brands, and with what kind of garnish — is the subject of much impassioned debate.
To the rescue, our kit which will help you craft a sure-fire Old-Fashioned at home, with stunning results.
A trio of handcrafted mixers from the fine folks at Bittermilk invite you to mix it up three different ways. From a traditional Old-Fashioned to an herb-y New Orleans-Style Rouge to a celebration of the flavors of Oaxaca, Mexico using Mexican chiles, cacao nibs and spices, you'll be able to experiment with unique versions of the classic. Garnish your drink with the only cherry worthy of your cocktail — Italy's famed Luxardo — all natural maraschino cherries made with prized sour marasca cherries. With a rich, elegant flavor and measured sweetness, they hold their own in a spirit-forward cocktail. We've included two handsome rocks glasses to get you sipping, and a copy of Robert Simonson's The Old-Fashioned, a wonderful gift book that tells the spirited, story of this renowned and essential drink from its birth in the 19th century, to its darker days in Prohibition, re-ascension in 1960s (Mad Men!) and renaissance as the star of today's craft cocktail movement. With recipes galore, it makes a great addition to any home bar library.
Included In This Gift
- Bittermilk - Trio of Old Fashioned Mixers: Three different cocktail mixer compounds contain a bittering agent, sweetener, and acid to help you achieve a well-balanced cocktail. Three 8.5 oz. mixers.
- Luxardo - Maraschino Cherries: From Italy, these sour marasca cherries are the standard by which all others are measured. 14.1 oz.
- Cocktail Kingdom - Yarai Rocks Glasses: Handsome, dishwasher-safe glasses that fit a 2 inch ice ball. Each glass has a 7.5 oz. capacity. 2 glasses.
- Robert Simonson - The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail A wonderful gift book that tells the spirited, story of this renowned and essential drink,. Over 50 recipes included. 1book.
- Gift Box: Kraft Gift Box
**A Note on Substitutions: Because many of our items are made in small batches or to order, we occasionally need to swap an out-of-stock item for something similar. Be assured it will be of equal or greater value and equally delicious!
Gift box measures approximately 11" x 9" x 4"