Looking back on history, the old-time cocktail blends contain classic flavors. And the introduction of different cocktail formulas from the 90s up until now seems like a nostalgia. As we are reminiscing the delicious taste of these old-fashioned cocktails, we will also come to look back to their one-of-a-kind story.
Great-tasting Cocktail Blends of the Old Times
As we swirl these mouth-watering blends, let’s throwback on their stories between each sip.
Widow’s Kiss generally came out during the time when George Kappeler was bar tending somewhere around the Holland House in Manhattan. This drink incorporates a thick sweetness with just a little taste of alcohol. Before, calvados brandy is the unexpected fruity base added in the cocktail. However, that said addition seems to be highly suitable in this time of cocktail’s revival.
The prototype of the modern-day martini, this cocktail was originally seen in the 1884 publication of OH Byron. Moving forward in 1887, the Martinez was also presented in the Bartenders’ Guide of Jerry Thomas. Although no definite story of origin for Martinez exist, no one can deny the pleasant, crisp flavors of this maraschino drink.
Antoine Peychaud, a Creole apothecary, invented this official cocktail drink of New Orleans, USA in 1838. Based on stories, this blend was first served to Peychaud’s fellow masons. He gave it to them in an egg cup or also known as coquetier. Many people believed that this term is the root word for the new term we know now as “cocktail“.