5 cl Asbach 8 Jahre (aged 8 Years)
3 Dashes Angostura® orange bitters
1 Dash Angostura® aromatic bitters
Asbach Uralt is a German brandy produced by the company Asbach GmbH, a subsidiary of Underberg AG, which also makes other spirits and chocolate. Its history dates back to 1892 when Hugo Asbach (1868-1935) founded the company in the town of Rüdesheim am Rhein. From 1924, Asbach also distributed brandy filled pralines (“brandy beans”) to address new customer demographics. Up to today, Asbach Uralt is one of the best-known German brandy trademarks. As a long drink, it is often mixed with Cola products; especially in traditional pubs in the Berlin area, where it is served as Futschi.
Today the creator of the original Bernstein remains unknown, even the actual tribute of this cocktail to Leonard Bernstein may be questionable.