The "Cocktail Codex" by Day, Fauchald, and Kaplan has been a great guide for me. This summer I was drinking Daiquiris and the Ti' Punch - a "Rum Old Fashioned" in their words - made with a locally available rum that has both 'hogo' and is quite reasonably priced. We had some rain here in central Indiana, which cooled things off. That coincided with the start of College Football's "Zero Week" opening weekend tonight (late yesterday). Up here it feels like fall in my native state of GA. So, I've been drinking more traditional Old Fashioneds, with by Day, et. al.'s description in the Codex, with their recommended Elijah Craig and similar bourbons, as a template. Full bodied American Whiskey, slightly chilled with a large single ice cube; mixed with bitters, home made Demerara simple syrup, and expressed citrus twists; is quite the treat.