Old Fashioned cocktail bar Shoreditch

Discover our classic cocktails: Old Fashioned

Discover our classic cocktails: Old Fashioned

If you’re looking for a classic cocktail, The Book Club – Shoreditch has you covered. Our menu features both bespoke cocktails and solid classics, including the famous Old Fashioned.

History of the Old Fashioned:

  • Based on one of the oldest known cocktail recipes from the early 19th century.
  • Remains a popular choice among cocktail connoisseurs today.
  • Original recipe called for “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.”
  • Bartenders began documenting drink recipes in the mid-19th century.
  • 1862 edition of “The Bar-Tender’s Guide” included a gin-based cocktail called the Old Fashioned.
  • Recipe evolved over time, leading to the traditional version.

Ingredients and Preparation:

  • Traditionally made with whiskey, but any base spirit can be used.
  • Fragrant and spicy Angostura bitters are a must-have ingredient.
  • Garnished with a twist of orange peel.

The Book Club’s Old Fashioned:

  • We mix the Old Fashioned as it was originally intended, using the classic recipe and ingredients.
  • Whether you’re a fan of classic cocktails or looking to try something new, join us and raise a toast to the creativity and history that gave us the Old Fashioned.

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