Many drink options have become standard over the years, and there’s a seemingly endless number of drinks bartender’s have up their sleeves, many may not realize how lucky they are to have such choice. It took years to build up the liquor cabinet you see these days, and it’s wasn’t necessarily a smooth ride. Spirits have certainly had their ups and downs.
Early 1900’s — Old Fashioned
People in the 1900s were tired and fed up. The liquor was awful, and they were desperate so began tossing sugar and bitters in their whiskey. This attempt to spruce up the taste of their drinks actually led to popularizing the concept of cocktails.