So far on the blog we have released 25 TBT Classic Cocktail recipes, and so to celebrate passing the quarter-hundred mark, we decided to go back through the list we have cultivated thus far, and countdown our top five favorites–because there are some great ones in there, and we wouldn’t want anything to get lost in the shuffle!
Today’s classic cocktail comes to us straight from the nineteen-teens, and trust us that when you taste it you will feel like you are sitting in a horse and buggy, trotting down a dirt road in old New York.
We think it has been well established by now that we here at The Woman At The Bar love whiskey. Specifically, American whiskey — aka, bourbon and rye. One of the frist drinks that turned us on to this delectable stuff was the classic Whiskey Sour, so it’s probably time that we cover that on the blog, don’t you think?
This week’s classic cocktail is one most of you have probably never heard of, but it is high time we change that!
This delicious gin concoction was inspired by a piano piece of the same name written by a young Polish girl in the 1850s, which quickly became a huge hit both in Europe and the United States. We would argue, however, that the drink is the better of the two.
Before we get started, some clarification: no, we are not about to make the deadly shot of the same name that is most often drunk by 20 year olds in Miami on spring break. This is the actual original cocktail — the shooters and the various brightly colored drinks you may be thinking of are all derivative.