Mint Julep

Mint Julep Cocktail

When you’re ready for a cool refresher, the Mint Julep fits the bill! It’s a classic bourbon refresher, which is perfect for when it’s hot outside. Great drink for a BBQ or even staying cool while playing a favorite game. Cheers! Ingredients 1/4 oz simple syrup or 1 1/2 tsp superfine sugar and seltzer water […]

Il Fornaio, Coronado/San Diego

Location Il Fornaio on Coronado Island, with a fantastic view of downtown San Diego beyond across the San Diego Bay. There was actually a couple boat races going on that my boyfriend and I were not expecting to see. Pleasant surprises. When August 27th, 2016. Little did I know that’s when my boyfriend would end […]

whiskey varieties

Whiskey Varieties: Rye, Bourbon, and More

Whiskey is a go to with good reason, and for more than just in the Old Fashioned. When it comes to whiskey varieties, it helps to know what tastes optimal for cocktails. Differences between whiskey variations relies mostly on the type of grain used in the mash. While there’s plenty of variations of whiskey on […]

oaxaca old fashioned

Oaxaca Old Fashioned at Eats Kitchen & Bar

Eats Kitchen & Bar – Irvine, CA 7/28/2016 Time for a twist with the Oaxaca Old Fashioned, using tequila and mezcal instead of whiskey. Ingredients loma azul reposado tequila la bendicion mezcal agave nectar angostura bitters orange zest I’ve been to Eats Kitchen & Bar a few times before to meet up with friends for […]

Old Fashioned | Dry Society

Dry Society | Mission Viejo, CA

Dry Society in Mission Viejo, CA 7/20/2016 Whiskey Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon Bitters Angostura┬« aromatic bitters Result Solid. The bartender here knew what he was doing and did not water down the drink just to fill up the glass. The taste of this Old Fashioned was full of flavor. Only complaint really is that […]

San Luis Obispo

First, A Little History

More than just a cocktail of the modern Mad Men fame, the Old Fashioned has it’s roots as far back as the 19th century in America. As with anything, the history and origins of this cocktail can be hazy, thus vary depending on who’s telling the story. Legend has it James E. Pepper invented the […]

jim bean old fashioned

I’ll Take An Old Fashioned, Please

My plan with this blog is to review how different places and bartenders craft this classic cocktail. Also, take a look at and review the different ingredients which typically make an Old Fashioned. On occasion, a recipe may be posted on variations and other whiskey based cocktails. Stay tuned for some good stuff coming. Feel […]