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Learn the Story Behind the Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Renowned spirits expert Noah Rothbaum explores the history of the Old-Fashioned cocktail: who first made it, where, and how we should be mixing up the perfect version at home.

The Old-Fashioned cocktail has been around longer than it takes to down a few Appletinis—call it classic, instead. But who made it first, and how did they do it? In this video, spirits expert Noah Rothbaum explores the history behind one of the most beloved cocktails around. He’ll share how what we know as an Old-Fashioned once had many, many varieties, and how the delicious concoction was almost lost to history as a muddled (sorry) ruin of its former self. And, of course, we’ll show you how to make the perfect Old-Fashioned -in its most time-tested form—for yourself. Bottoms up, and enjoy the original cocktail that spawned them all.