Back in 1974, the US Forest Service took it upon themselves to create an incredibly detailed chart documenting the proper way to mix a variety of cocktails.
And why not?
This is delightful:
It’s full of wonderful details, and as a former bartender, I have to say that I’m a fan of most of the “self appointed barmasters” recipes — though I prefer an older version of the Old Fashioned without the maraschino cherry and orange slice.
Look at these details:
Everything carefully laid out. if you can’t read it, here’s a zoom in of the legend they have used to indicate all the different directions and ingredients:
And approved by quite the cast of characters:
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