by Sandra Spalding
Last weekend at the San Antonio Cocktail conference I attended a seminar on the Old Fashioned cocktail. The seminar itself left a little to be desired, but it was interesting nonetheless. Specifically, there was a moment when I started thinking about the fact that the Old Fashioned is the type of cocktail that changes over time. As the ice melts, it "opens up" and mellows, while getting richer in flavor.
This got me thinking about the nuances of certain cocktails and why I started really loving them in the first place.