Cracking the Whiskey Code

The Approve Cocktail gave Ryan and I another chance at the drink which became a swampy mess a few days ago. In fact the only difference between the Appetizer No. 3 and last nights Mr. Boston’s recipe is the quantities of the three ingredients. Like the No. 3, the Approve Cocktail consists of “Old Mr.

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The Apple Toddy Cocktail

The Three Hour Cocktail Bake

After a long work week, our poor 300 square foot kitchen looked as though a fraternity had thrown a raging party. The only difference is that the empty Fireball bottles, PBR cans and smattering of red solo cups had been replaced by pricey high proof spirits, shakers, jiggers and strainers. While a white tile counter

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Apple Pie Cocktail Mr. Boston's 1935 Recipe

The Apple Pie Cocktail, Hold the Apple

Mr. Boston’s is at it again! The next recipe is called The Apple Pie but the darn thing doesn’t use a lick of Apple Liquor. I’m beginning to wonder if Leo Cotton edited this book whilst perpetually drunk 🙂 Why is Apricot Nectar the main ingredient in a drink called Apple Pie? I’ve racked my

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Applejack Extravaganza

Unlike yesterday’s recipe which lacked apple liquor, page 22 of Mr. Boston’s 1935 edition is chock-full with orchard goodness. All four recipes involve a spirit that is relatively new to us but apparently it was very popular with our forefathers. We didn’t know what to expect from Applejack, and honestly this wasn’t a page I looked

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Drinking Like the Queen

In an effort to catch up from our week long hiatus, Ryan and I went on a tasting spree last night. It only seemed fitting since the next four recipes in Mr. Boston’s 1935 edition all begin with the word Appetizer. Might as well keep them in a series, right? Up first was a drink I

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The Apparent Cocktail

The Apparent Cocktail

I’ll admit it, we had the pleasure of enjoying the Apparent Cocktail early. We couldn’t just sit around and not enjoy a cocktail or three while we waited to make our way down south for missing ingredients 🙂 Plus, the Apparent has some of our favorite spirits all in one 3 ounce cocktail glass, and

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The Angel Kiss Cocktail from Mr. Boston's 1935 edition

Mini Cocktails Fit for the Heavens

It is ridiculous how adorable the next round of Mr. Boston recipes are! Dubbed Angel’s Kiss, Angel’s Tip and Angel’s Wing; this series of thimble sized cocktails 3/4 ounce cocktails are simply amazing. During our journey to Southern California, we stopped in to say hi to my amazing Aunt Patty and her husband Jim in Long

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The Amer Picon Cocktail

The Amer Picon Cocktail Journey

Amer Picon will go down in the history of this Mr. Boston’s experiment as the only ingredient we could not get a hold of. Perhaps one day this French aperitif will once again grace our fair shores but for now we’d need a ticket to Europe to get the real thing. Thankfully we aren’t the

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The American Beauty Cocktail

Making An American Beauty

We tried to skip ahead to the American Beauty Cocktail a couple weeks ago but after mixing all the odds and ends I discovered the note for “a little Port Wine” at the very bottom of the description. That said, I had to practice patience and wait until we found some Port. On our drive

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