Raheem Nelson

Old Fashioned Cocktail

This cocktail was introduced to me through Mad Men on AMC. At the time I had no idea of its rich history. This was a true prohibition drink. The orange peel, sugar and bitters were used to mask the taste of alcohol. I prefer mine with rye whiskey (ex. Bulleit) and like a balance of sweet and spicy for my cocktail. For the actual painting I’m continuing to experiment with brushy, oil painting styles in a digital medium. Art created using Procreate on iPad Pro.

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