The best cocktail in the world, according to a list compiled by Insider.com and based on drinksint.com is “Old Fashioned”, with about 35% of bars in various parts of the world confirming that it is the top classic choice in the preferences of their customers.
Old fashioned is the first in history to be officially recorded as a cocktail, while its name was also given to the glass in which it is served. The recipe is believed to have been created in 1880 by a bartender in honour of the distinguished distillery Burbon James. E Pepper, who brought it to the “Waldorf- Astoria Hotel bar” in New York making it more widely known. His famous recipe consists of whiskey or bourbon, 2 drops of Angostura bitters, a little peel of citrus (usually orange), and 1 tablespoon of sugar.