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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Friday, May 21, 2021


9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cocktail Session: A Classic Old Fashioned

While originating in the 19th Century, the Old Fashioned likely hit peak popularity in the 1960s, and enjoyed a renaissance in the late 2000s when many of us were watching Mad Men and tiring of clear spirits. While every bartender seems to make an Old Fashioned a little differently, Lauren Cain ‘01 will walk everyone through the recipe the way her grandfather taught her and share a few of the twists she’s added over the years. They’re sweet and strong (much like Lauren, according to Joe Wang!) and festively colored.

Ingredients & Supplies You Need:

  • Whiskey (Bourbon or Rye)
  • Angostura bitters 
  • Sugar cubes (demerara recommended) or simple syrup (alternative methods of sweetening will be discussed)
  • Club soda
  • Orange slice
  • Maraschino cherries (Luxardo recommended)
  • Old-fashioned glass
  • Muddler
  • Cocktail pick (optional)