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. …

Foodie Friday: Cucumber Lemonade Gin Punch

The perfect adult beverage on a hot summer day. (We think today qualifies.)