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How to make the time-honored classic, Old Fashioned

How to make the time-honored classic, Old Fashioned

Today's Cars OR Cocktails post is brought to you in honor of Carl's birthday (the owner of Lancer Service). After a hard day's work, one of Carl's favorite cocktails to enjoy is the traditional Old Fashioned. Watch the video to see our very own cocktail guru, Kyla, demonstrating how easy it can be to master the creation of this time-honored classic! Have a cocktail recipe that you love? Send a message to [email protected] and we'll feature the creation of this cocktail in one of our upcoming Cars OR Cocktails posts. Cheers!   Recipe 2.5oz Whiskey of Choice .75oz Orange scented agave (for a less sweet version use .5oz, for a sweeter version use 1oz) 2 dashes Orange Bitters 2 dashes Angostura Bitters Cinnamon Stick Flamed Orange Swath, Expressed Tools Mixing glass Rocks or old fashioned glass Match, lighter or torch Firesafe surface Bar Spoon ... read more

How Moonshine Led to a Car Lovers’ Favorite Southern Past Time…NASCAR!

How Moonshine Led to a Car Lovers’ Favorite Southern Past Time…NASCAR!

How Moonshine Led to a Car Lovers’ Favorite Southern Past Time…NASCAR! What historical domino effect led to one of our favorite southern past times? Believe it or not, it wasn’t the need for speed - but moonshine - that fueled the growth of stock car racing.  How, you might ask?    As officials began to impose taxes on liquor sales farmers and immigrants throughout the south began production distilling their own batches to sell to counteract the effects of extreme poverty in the region.   With the introduction of Prohibition in 1920, moonshine production skyrocketed which created a thriving black market business. Distribution of the product became a dangerous game. Bootleggers began to “soup-up” automobiles to stay ahead of federal agents and local police.    The idea was simple: take a car that looks stock or ordinary to avoid suspicion but modify the engine for greater speed and power. Bootleggers woul ... read more