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Note that the original definition called for spirits of any kind. You can make a tasty Old Fashioned from whiskey, of course, but also from tequila, mezcal, brandy, rum, genever, and to a lesser extent, aquavit or gin.The origins of the word “cocktail” are lost to history, but the first definition we find in print comes from an 1806 newspaper from upstate New York. A cocktail is called “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters…” Function venue Melbourne, pool venue Melbourne – Over the course of the 19th century, the cocktail picked up a number of additions and refinements: liqueurs, fortified wines, various bits of garnish, et cetera. Eventually, some drinkers came to prefer a simpler form of cocktails, the type their grandfathers might have enjoyed, and so they’d ask the bartender to make them an “old-fashioned” cocktail, of booze, sugar muddled into the water to form a syrup, and bitters. – Function venue Melbourne, pool venue Melbourne
If you want to experience the ur-cocktail, or if you just enjoy deliciousness, the Old Fashioned is the drink for you.
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Grandfather to the modern martini, the Martinez is a drink of gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino or curaçao, and bitters. It’s a sweeter drink than the typical dry martini, but the flavor is complex and refreshing. Function venue Melbourne, pool venue Melbourne consider the drink important not just from a historical standpoint, but also as a glimpse of how diverse the world of cocktails can be.
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And here’s the grandbaby, though now venerable in its own right. Make it extra wet with equal parts gin and vermouth. Make it ultra dry with merely a wisp of vermouth. Shake. Stir. Garnish with an olive, a lemon twist, an onion, a slice of cucumber. – Function venue Melbourne, pool venue Melbourne