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The Champagne Julep from 1908

The Champagne Julep from 1908

I could have mixed up Mr. Boston’s Champagne Julep from 1935 as it was written but where would be the fun in that? The oldest Champagne Julep I uncovered from Hon WM (Cocktail) Boothby’s 1908 ‘The World’s Drinks and How to Mix Them’ was too hilarious not to try. As soon as I read the details

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Champagne Cocktail

The Champagne Cocktail

The Champagne Cocktail kicks off five day’s of bubbly beverages from Mr. Boston’s 1935 Bartender Guide. With simple ingredients, tonight’s cocktail does not appear to be anything special but it does sound delicious! Jerry Thomas’ 1862 ‘Bartender’s Guide – How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks’, contains a Champagne Cocktail recipe that

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The Castle Dip Cocktail

The Castle Dip Cocktail

What on earth is a Castle Dip? Today’s Mr. Boston’s recipe has me stumped! This mint forward classic cocktail appears to be the brainchild of Harry Craddock. The oldest recipe I was able to track down for the Castle Dip was published in his 1930 Savoy Hotel Cocktail Book. Written and published in London, a

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The Casino Cocktail

Old Tom Gin and the Casino Cocktail

The oldest recipe for tonight’s Casino Cocktail that I could uncover was published in Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks’. Calling specifically for Old Tom Gin, I decided to grab a bottle during our liquor run yesterday. Ryan and I have not had the pleasure of trying an Old Tom style Gin yet and

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The Caruso Cocktail

Whiskey Tasting and the Caruso Cocktail

My Mr. Boston’s cocktail recipe was put on hold last night as Ryan and I made our way four hours south to pick up his birthday present in San Bernardino, California. The journey down 1-15 took about 12 hours start to finish with stops along the way. After loading a six hundred pound lathe into the

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The Carrol Cocktail Vintage Recipe

The Carrol Cocktail

The Carrol Cocktail is up next in Mr. Boston’s 1935 bartender’s guide and it sounded delicious! Any cocktail recipe comprised of Brandy and Italian Vermouth is A-OK with me. Since the Carrol Cocktail is only made up from these two ingredients, I knew this one would be a winner. Also published in Harry Craddock’s Savoy book in

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Cardinal Punch Cocktail Recipe

Cardinal Punch for Two

Fun measurements make their return in tonight’s Mr. Boston’s recipe, the Cardinal Punch. I reached out to a historical drinking expert in the hopes of figuring out what “a glass full” may equate to in this rather large recipe. Unfortunately, the drink’s time is up and I haven’t heard back from the keeper of the

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Canadian Whiskey Cocktail

The Amazing Canadian Whiskey Cocktail

After four hours of cleaning, I was very happy that tonight’s Mr. Boston’s recipe was super simple. With a name like Canadian Whiskey Cocktail, you would naturally assume they main ingredient to be Canadian Whisky. But in true Leo Cotton fashion, this Canadian cocktail is supposed to use 1-1/2 jiggers of Old Mr. Boston’s Whiskey.

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Canadian Cocktail 1935

The Canadian Cocktail

Absolutely nothing about the Canadian Cocktail screams Canada. Just as I was about to blame Leo Cotton for this seemingly bizarre northern themed recipe, I discovered that tonight’s cocktail is much older than the 1935 book I’m drinking from. The first insistence I found of the Canadian Cocktail is from Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 “Recipes for

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