Since I am right in the middle of binge-watching season six of Mad Men this week, I thought it might be apropos to do a quick post on how to make an old fashioned cocktail. Or I should say, more accurately, how I make an old fashioned. Because I’m pretty sure old fashioned cocktails are like chocolate chip cookies. Everyone likes theirs made a certain way. And everyone is very opinionated about what that way should be.
(Yes, only a food blogger compares bourbon to cookies…)
But the fact remains that whether you like bourbon or rye, orange peel or slices, sugar cubes or simple syrup, cherry or not, the heart of this cocktail remains a classic. It was a classic long before Don Draper’s time. And thankfully it will remain a classic long after. So cheers to the drink that has earned its name!
I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days. Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there.
Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative.
The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. Friends gathered from all around the city with chips and salsa and salads and popcorn and laughter and stories to share. The fire pit was aflame. The candles were lit on this (gluten free and vegan) carrot cake.
Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. I’m looking forward to some friend’s-birthday-celebrating, farmers-marketing, coffee-(friends)-dating, cake-baking, church-enjoying, and sleeping-inning here in my little corner of the world this weekend. OH, and the thing I’m perhaps most excited about — choir-directing.