Yep you heard me right! From 2nd -11th November Old Fashioned Week is taking place around the world.
With over 300 top-class bars already signed up so far, from Australia to Alaska it will be a 10 day long celebration of one of the most loved cocktails.
What is Old Fashioned Week I hear you cry? Well, bartenders around the world will rally to set aside their shakers, and reach for their mixing spoons to celebrate Old Fashioned Week, inspiring bars to serve up the most classic, innovative, original, premium or daringly different Old Fashioned cocktails. They aim to extend the legend that makes it the most enduring and popular cocktail in quality bars.
Old Fashioned Week has blossomed from its modest creation by Michael Landart of popular neighbourhood bar Maria Loca in Paris, and rum enthusiast Cyrille Hugon, to become a worldwide celebration.
For 2017 6 partners have joined forces to be part of Old Fashioned Week and promote the week:
Angostura Bitters, Havana Club rum, Altos tequila (US), J.M Agricole Rhum from Martinique, Monkey Shoulder blended Scotch malt whisky, Wild Turkey bourbon whiskey.
Participating bars will serve Old Fashioneds using at least two of these brands. Beyond that, they can freely use their other regular listed spirits. Consumers can expect to enjoy individually conceived events, promotions, and generally good old fashioned drinking fun.
Using the Old Fashioned Week website, you can find an OFW global map, helping you find the nearest venue to help you raise a glass.
Bars will offer different Old Fashioned Cocktails – Look out for classics, innovative creations, or surprises with a twist. If you are a bar you can also sign up by the end of October, to have their creations publicized on www.old-fashioned-week.com and shops are also welcome to participate to encourage cocktail enthusiasts to mix at home.
If you ever wondered how to make a classic Old Fashioned, here is what you need:
Glass: old fashioned / tumbler / rocks glass
4cl spirit. Choose bourbon / rum / rye whiskey / Scotch whisky / cognac
1 dash of Angostura Bitters
1 sugar cube
1 sliver of orange zest
1 maraschino cocktail cherry
Muddle the bitters and sugar with a splash of soda for 1 minute in the glass. Add the spirit and fill the glass with ice. Garnish with the orange zest and cherry.
The sensations of taste should be fruity-aromatic with citrus sweetness, whilst letting the pure, punchy spirit flavours shine through.
Generally, its requisites are that it is a short cocktail, and it should always be garnished.
Find out more by visiting old-fashioned-week.com and mark your calender’s.
Let us know if you plan on attending any events, and hopefully our paths will cross across the week.
We’ll be the ones with our cigars in the smoking area.