Which is why we’re sharing a cool new recipe for the Old-Fashioned, one of cocktailing’s classics.
What does the Old Fashioned have to do with the Hood River Hotel? C’mon, did you even have to ask? The Hood River Hotel is … old (and comfy-gorgeous, like that favorite pair of slippers). We date back to 1911. And the Old-Fashioned is, as its name says, “old.” It began its evolution in the early 19th century, and came to its classic structure about 16 years before the Hood River Hotel rose from the ground to welcome train travelers heading east from Portland for a taste of the Columbia River Gorge.
For more than 100 years, we at the hotel have loved travel (we can’t say for certain that all of our team have loved Old-Fashioneds, but if they don’t, that’s their problem).
There are different ways to travel. Hawaii in Winter parties. Cooking Spanish food. Or, in this case, sipping an Old-Fashioned built around the spices of Bali.
Until you can get here, why not 1) think about traveling, 2) to Bali, because 3) all you can really afford is Hood River, and boy, are we ever affordable?
So, while you’re thinking about Bali and us, whip up the Bali Spice Old-Fashioned, the recipe for which originally appeared on the web site of AFAR, one of our favorite travel magazines. Go there for the details.