Name: White Whale Auntie’s Old Fashioned Mixer
Notes: I was in a Whole Foods recently and finally got my hands on White Whale Auntie’s Old Fashioned Mixer. I was very excited to give this a try since I have reviewed Old Fashioned mixers in the past and this is my favorite cocktail. I followed the nice instructions on the bottle and mixed my drink. I used Bulleit Bourbon with this cocktail mixer. I allowed the drink to sit for a few minutes before trying it. There was a nice sweet fruit taste that reminded me of an artificial berry flavor as well some fresh herbs such as basil and rosemary, and some spices. This is a good cocktail mixer and definitely has a unique flavor. I personally like a bit more of a bitter taste to my old fashioned but this was very enjoyable. I paid around $8 for a bottle and I thought that was a very fair price. If you haven’t had the chance to try this mixer yet, pick it up and give it a go, and let us know what you think.
Book: If I don’t order whiskey neat then I always go with the Old-Fashioned. It is my favorite cocktail, such a simple drink consisting of whiskey, bitters, sugar, and ice, but one that has a lot of variations. In The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World’s First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore, you will find numerous stories, photos, and recipes that show different variations of this great cocktail. This is a great addition to any whiskey or cocktail lover’s bookshelf. Available May 13th, 2014. Pre-order here.
An Old Fashioned is about as classic as they come. We have experimented with different variations but prefer to make ours the “old fashioned” way (no pun intended). In a mixing glass or small bowl, add 1 sugar cube, 1/4 ounce of water, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. Muddle until the sugar cube has completely dissolved. Add two ounces of bourbon or rye whiskey and 1 or 2 large ice cubes. Stir until chilled and strain into an Old Fashioned glass with 1 large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel and/or 1 maraschino cherry. Enjoy.