Cock-Tail (The Original Old Fashioned)

Cock-Tail

Cock-Tail

This old-fashioned Old-Fashioned was invented at the turn of the 19th century. Genever, a spicy, herbal spirit stands in for the rye common in today's versions.Matt Taylor-Gross

The old-fashioned Old Fashioned, so to speak: the drink as it was made back at the turn of the 19th century. Genever, a spicy, herbal spirit stands in for the rye common in today's versions.

Cock-Tail
This old-fashioned Old-Fashioned was invented at the turn of the 19th century. Genever, a spicy, herbal spirit stands in for the rye common in today's versions.
Yield: makes one cocktail
Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. demerara sugar
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz. Genever
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, stir sugar with bitters and 2 teaspoons hot water until the sugar dissolves. Pour in Genever and 1 oz. cold water, fill with ice, and stir well. Strain the liquid into a chilled 6-oz. tumbler and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.