The recipe is a little bit Ritz Carlton, a little bit Simple Goodness Farm, or put another way, it's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. The Old Fashioned cocktail was invented in 1880 either by James E Pepper in Louisville, KY or at the Waldorf Astoria Bar, NYC- the debate rages on. This blog is not about the history, though there are several booze historians out there that dig into that, this post is about the tried and true Old Fashioned cocktail recipe we serve at our Soda Shop to wide acclaim.
Gimlets are Belinda's go-top when she goes out to a nice bar, but, these are easily made at home. The combination of gin, lime juice, and sugar is very accessible and made much more exciting and seasonal with Simple Goodness Sisters syrups. They are even a thrifty choice, since they pack a liquor punch. You won't need 3 of these. They also have a fun backstory, which makes for good cocktail hour conversation.
Belinda's recipe for a spritz cocktail made with aperitif spirits, sparkling wine and simple syrup for the freshest happy hour cocktail- this is a formula more than a recipe, and you need to memorize it. Your friends will thank you!