The price of being like a celebrity may be going up.
For those unfamiliar with the Prohibited era drink, the ingredients in the Old Fashioned are:
- 1 shot rye
- half-slice of orange
- 1 tsp sugar (or simple syrup)
- Angostura bitters
Angostura Bitters is a blend of herbs and spices made by Trinidad-based Angostura Ltd. that to date has been exempt from U.K. import duty. If the measure passes it could add as much as 2.28 pounds ($3.74) to the price of a single bottle. Yikes!
Is drinking like Don Draper going to still be worth it?
If you have a good alternative ingredient let us know!