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The Blue Blazer Cocktail

The Blue Blazer is the first drink that literally scared me. How on earth can making a cocktail be scary you ask? Two words, fire and booze! Not just any fire and booze drink however, the Blue Blazer has been described as a mythical cocktail. The flair drink to end all flair drinks. Transferring high-proof

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The Blood and Sand Cocktail

With the whirl-wind excitement of the weekend behind us, I’m finally getting around to the final “blood” titled drink in Mr. Boston’s 1935 cocktail book. It didn’t hit me until mixing up this third installment but one of my favorite cocktails, the Bloody Mary, isn’t in this recipe book. I was rather perplexed by this finding,

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Bloodhound Cocktail

After defrosting three frozen strawberries, muddling them, adding in equal parts French / Italian Vermouth and 3/4 ounce of Gin; my Bloodhound Cocktail looks like a scene from CSI! Seriously, this is one of the least appetizing concoctions I’ve seen thus far in Mr. Boston’s 1935 cocktail book. The instructions for the Bloodhound are pretty

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Block and Fall Cocktail Mr. Boston's 1935

Block and Fall Cocktail

I mixed up a new Champagne cocktail to enjoy with a homemade Chili Relleno Omelet and nearly forgot I hadn’t put together today’s Mr. Boston post. I did however come up with 2 more Champagne recipes that I’ll need to recreate down the road and share with all of you. Having feared I would forget

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The Blinker Cocktail

We returned home from a visit to Indio, CA with a bag full of homegrown Grapefruits. At the time I thought I’d be trying these beauties in a cocktail sooner rather than later. They have been tucked away in the back of our refrigerator since February. You read that right, they are more than 5

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The Blenton Cocktail

The Blenton Cocktail

Part of what makes this Mr. Boston’s blog series so much fun for me is the history of the drink. I’ve come across so many unexpected nuggets of knowledge I’m beginning to feel like a walking drink encyclopedia… and I like it 🙂 Unfortunately the Blenton Cocktail had no insights to share. Was the drink

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Black Velvet Cocktail

Black Velvet Cocktail

Like an aging Elvis in a tight black velvet jumpsuit, our first attempt at Mr. Boston’s Black Velvet Cocktail was a disaster! From the start, I did not hold much hope for a drink that blended equal parts of Champagne and Stout. I love me a good Stout and can’t imagine life without Champagne, but

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Herbs & Rye's Blackthorne Cocktail

The Blackthorn Cocktail

I’m not sure where to start with the Blackthorn Cocktail. On the surface this three ingredient drink is rather simple. That is until you look into its history. After having our press credentials accepted for this years Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans, I realized I won’t have my home bar with me

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The Black Hawk Cocktail

I feel as though I’m unintentionally putting myself through cocktail academy with this Mr. Boston’s experiment. With every new drink, I discover a historically important piece of cocktail knowledge. A bartender I hadn’t yet discovered or a book that I never knew existed. This is definitely not what I anticipated from my little blog series. The Black

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