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The History of the Old Fashioned Cocktail

1 month ago   |   By Vine Pair

This article is part of a cocktail history series, sponsored by Johnnie Walker. Discover more about classic Scotch cocktails here !
The halls of cocktail history echo with renowned names like the Sazerac, the Martinez, and the Manhattan. But in terms of historic importance, nothing compares to the Old Fashioned. To drink one is to taste the original, primordial cocktail, one that's largely still made according to the oldest known cocktail recipe, dating from the first decade of the 19th century.
Back then, of course, a cocktail wasn't “old-fashioned” so much as it was “new-fangled,” and...
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The History of the Hot Toddy Cocktail

The History of the Hot Toddy Cocktail

1 month ago   |   By Vine Pair

This article is part of a cocktail history series, sponsored by Johnnie Walker. Discover more about classic Scotch cocktails here !
The Hot Toddy is a cocktail so self-evident in construction it seems impossible to credit any one person with its recipe creation. It just sort of came to be. Take a good glug of Scotch, pour some hot water over it, add some lemon and maybe a good spoonful of sugar if you have it. Drink and let the warmth envelop you as the chilly fall becomes a brutal winter.
What is known is that, by the 1700s, it was being sipped fervently in Scotland, where the weather is...
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A Blended History of Scotch

A Blended History of Scotch

1 month ago   |   By Vine Pair

This article is part of a cocktail history series, sponsored by Johnnie Walker. Discover more about classic Scotch cocktails here !
The first recorded mention of whisky distillation in Scotland appears in “Her Majesty's Exchequer” of 1494 - essentially the U.K.'s archaic tax records. It reads: “Eight bolls of malt to Friar John Cor wherewith to make aqua vitae.”
This aqua vitae first emerged in ancient Mesopotamia and Greece; each made its own style of wine distilled into an early version of brandy. The nomadic Moors would bring their distillation techniques to southern Europe in the...
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