World Cocktail Day is May 13

Did you know? World Cocktail Day is marked as the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail, according to William Grant & Sons.

That date: May 13, 1806. That definition: “Cock-tail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.”

The component in that definition of a cocktail resemble an Old Fashioned, and William Grant & Sons suggest celebrating by making one using Hudson Baby Bourbon: “The first New York aged whiskey since Prohibition is the perfect introduction to aged whiskey spirits with its vanilla and caramel tasting notes.”

This recipe is provided by William Grant & Sons.

Hudson Whiskey Old Fashioned

  • 1 part Hudson Baby Bourbon
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 1 teaspoon bar sugar
  • 1 lemon peel
Hudson, Old Fashioned
(William Grant & Sons)

Muddle sugar, bitters, and soda. Add Baby Bourbon and ice and stir. Garnish with a lemon peel.


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