"Improved Whiskey Cocktail" (Old Fashion)
Any Rachel Maddow watchers out there? I think every Friday night she does a cocktail at the end of the show. This past weeks she did the "Improved Whiskey Cocktail".
2 oz Rye
.25 oz Simple Syrup
.25 oz Luxardo Maraschino
2 Dashes of Angasturo
Rinse glass with Absinthe and discard extra
Really fine cocktail....
True. Jerry Thomas' 1876 book improved on the 1862 Fancy Whiskey Cocktail by swapping the Fancy's curacao (the hot cocktail ingredient back in 1862) to maraschino and absinthe (the hot ingredient in 1876). The Fancy was an improvement over the regular Whiskey Cocktail (now known as the Old Fashioned Old Fashioned).