The Old Fashioned cocktail is a whisky based drink that is made by muddling sugar with bitters and then adding the alcohol. It is traditionally served in a short tumbler, called an Old Fashioned glass, named after the drink. It is garnished with a twist of citrus zest.
The drink was developed during the 19th century and given its name in the 1880s and is an International Bartenders Association official cocktail.
Named after Senator Fairbank, a personal friend of the late President Roosevelt, of America. The crème de noyeaux (almond-flavoured crème liqueur made from apricot kernels), gives the cocktail its reddish/pinkish hue.
The Champs Elysees combines two great Gallic spirits, cognac and green Chartreuse, a herbal liqueur. Add some lemon juice, sugar syrup and bitters and you have yourself a very elegant cocktail.