The Classic Washington Cocktail - Posted: February 17, 2009
Apart from being the first president of the United States, George Washington was also known as one of the most successful whiskey producers in the nation’s history. Getting into the business of making his own brand of rye whiskey in the years after his presidency, Washington held operations at a distillery in Mount Vernon. Of course, that old whiskey is nothing like the aged products distillers do today, with some experts comparing it to moonshine or homemade whiskey. Still, it was considered a high-quality product in its day.
With Washington’s birthday coming up on February 22, there are a few cocktails you may want to mix up in that have been creation in honor of the Founding Father. I’ve seen several of these mixes and, thus far, this dry vermouth-based number seemed the most authentic.
Selected President Drinks: EL PRESIDENTE - EL PRESIDENTE COCKTAIL NO. 1 - EL PRESIDENTE COCKTAIL NO. 2 - More President Drinks