Pull up a barstool and lend an ear because today, we’re getting into the captivating tale of an all-time classic – the Old-Fashioned cocktail

Now, you might be thinking, “Old-Fashioned? Isn’t that just the granddad of cocktails?” You wouldn’t be wrong, but this venerable drink has more up its sleeve than you might imagine.

It’s the early 19th century. The cocktail as we know it today is still an embryonic concept. In taverns across the United States, patrons are raising their glasses to a drink that’s elegant in its simplicity yet profoundly transformative.