It was the plan of the Royal Navy in the mid-nineteenth century to pair gin with the scurvy preventing ingredient of lime juice in order to get its sailors to willingly consume lime juice. I don’t blame them, drinking lime juice is not something I want to consume neat; however, add some gin and a bit of a sweetening agent and you’ll have me consuming 2x or 3x my daily recommended dose of scurvy preventing lime juice due to the gimlet being incredibly refreshing.
An Old Fashioned is simply sugar, bitters, and spirit. Some folks enjoy adding a sugar cube to a mixing glass adding their bitters and then muddling the sugar and bitters together. Then taking their whiskey and adding it to the mixing glass and stirring until they have reached the desired dilution. This is considered the more traditional manner to create this drink. On the other hand, others have chosen a slightly different method to create the old fashioned. That is, they replace a sugar cube with simple syrup which removes the need to muddle anything altogether.
For our seventh (007) edition of cocktail chronicles, naturally, we wanted to pay homage to one of the most iconic action stars of all time. That is Bond, James Bond. Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware that James Bond’s drink of choice is the Martini. Here's the recipe:
The Negroni is a classic cocktail that was first created in Florence, Italy at a place called Caffe Casoni and dates back to 1919. The tale is that an Italian Count, by the last name Negroni, requested that his bartender strengthen his previously favorite cocktail the Americano. The bartender, obliging the request, decided to do so by removing the club soda and replacing it with Gin. Thus, one of Italy's more popular cocktails, the Negroni, was born.