Travel & Lifestyle

The Pool Bar Goes Retro — The Timeless Appeal of the Old Fashioned

Written by Tara Thomas

What’s hot and different is perpetually on our minds.  We use technology to stay on top of a continuous stream of NEW.  Sometimes that can be overwhelming.  Luckily, occasionally we can go comfortingly retro when we think of a drink, like an Old Fashioned.  Not something I hear many people ordering much with all of the small-batch spirits and craft beers available.  But it’s good.  Smooth.  Familiar.  And it always makes me think of Spencer Tracy in the original Father of the Bride with Elizabeth Taylor.  He’s put in charge of the bar at her fancy engagement party in the movie and promptly prepares a tray of Martinis and Old Fashioneds.  “Who doesn’t like Old Fashioneds..?” he quips.  I agree Spencer.

So why not give it a try this Friday.  Enjoy the release of tension on as you muddle fruit, and revel in your bravado as that elixir slides down smooth and sweet.  Retro is good.

Enjoy the recipe for two below with a friend.

Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.

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Tara Thomas

CMO & Co-Founder at The Meeting Pool
Tara is CMO and Co-Founder of The Meeting Pool, and a round-the-clock marketeer who works with tech companies on marketing activities including branding, events, social media, public relations, communications, strategy, and operations. Her background in the marketing of technology applications and online services spans a broad set of technologies including software-as-a-service, B2B, enterprise, financial services, publishing, real estate, and automotive markets. She has over 15 years of expertise managing strategic event marketing programs for companies including The Television Bureau of Advertising, Oracle, IPIX and The Cobalt Group, a leader in the automotive marketing space. Most recently at Certain, Inc., Thomas oversaw a myriad of strategic marketing initiatives that were essential to Certain’s growth.