Cocktails, Spirits and Mixology

A reformed defense attorney, Marshall is the CEO of Scofflaws Den LLC a cocktail & spirits consulting company offering training and consulting to restaurants and bars, public and private cocktail classes, specialty cocktails and assisting with private events. His original recipes have been featured in various food and beverage publications and he has won multiple cocktail competitions. He writes about cocktails, spirits and the booze industry at ScofflawsDen.com and AARP Blog. Any and all views are his own and possibly influenced by a cocktail.

The Old Fashioned’s Grandfather

When I was asked to contribute a weekly article on cocktails for the good folks of AARP, there was no doubt in my mind what the first article would cover. The Old Fashioned is one of my favorite cocktails. Unfortunately, most restaurants and bars, when tasked with serving one, give the customer a fruit mashup of booze, fruit, ice and who-knows-what-else. The truth is, the original recipe for the Old Fashioned is deceptively simple and delicious. First, a little history. …