A History Lesson With Booze ®

The Abolitionist’s Old Fashioned

This week back in 1856, Massachusetts senator Charles Sumner fell victim to a serious congressional beat down at the hands of his southern cousin, Sen. Preston Brooks of South Carolina. After hearing this very un-civil story, you’ll want to abolish negative thoughts about your fellow citizens with this cocktail:

The Abolitionist’s Old Fashioned

as concocted by bar manager Jackson Cannon of the Eastern Standard in Boston :

In an Old Fashioned glass, add:

  • 1 sugar cube soaked in angostura bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • splash of soda water

Muddle, fill with ice and add:

  • 2 oz. Hurricane rum
  • 1/2 oz. Napoleon Liqueur

Beat it mercilessly and enjoy.