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Cameron's Kick Cocktail

Cameron’s Kick Done Two Ways

I needed a Cameron’s Kick today. For some reason my brain wasn’t fully functioning. Thank God it’s Friday! The recipe published in Mr. Boston’s 1935 for the Cameron’s Kick can also be discovered in the Savoy Book with one slight tweak… for some reason Leo Cotton switched out Harry’s suggested ingredient, Orgeat, for Orange Bitters. Aside

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California Lemonade Cocktail

Homemade Hard Lemonade Circa 1935

California Lemonade is next up in Mr. Boston’s 1935 recipe book. I admit, this is recipe did not excite me. All these citrus heavy cocktails are starting to bore my taste buds. As I started thinking more about the drink, I realized that the California Lemonade was the original hard lemonade. Maybe not the first,

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Cafe' de Paris Cocktail

A Night in London, The Cafe’ de Paris Cocktail

After opening it’s doors in 1924, London’s Cafe’ de Paris became ” one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world.” One particular customer, the Prince of Wales (Edward VIII), helped introduce the crème de la crème of high society to the venue and the rest is history. Tonight’s Mr. Boston’s recipe was also published in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail

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The Cablegram Cocktail

The Cablegram Whiskey Cocktail

We had way too much fun sharing our Ginger Beer over at the Summer Market last night. So much fun that I did not get around to making up Mr. Boston’s 1935 Cablegram Highball 🙁 Market Week continues through Wednesday and Ryan is itching to start exploring. As a result, I’ll be drinking my Cablegram with

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Cabaret Cocktail

The Cabaret Cocktail

This is Market Week for West Coast retail buyers. Ryan and I joined in on the festivities in the hopes of spying some interesting new knick knacks to feature on our website. The event is held in two locations. Thankfully only one venue opened its doors today. While exploring three, nine story buildings full of

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The Button Hook Cocktail

The Button Hook Cocktail will officially be our last recipe in the “B” section of Mr. Boston’s 1935 – YAY! It took roughly 100 blog entries to get this far, and there is more than 20 times further yet to go. I’m just proud to say that I’ve made it here without scrapping the idea.

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The Bull-Dog Highball

The mysteries continue with today’s Bull-Dog Highball. First published in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book circa 1930 as the Bull-Dog Cocktail (note the hyphen),  Leo Cotton saw fit to publish the same recipe as a Highball five years later.  Name aside, the two drinks are identical right down to the amount of ice to use, Put 2

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The Bulldog Cocktail

The oldest Bulldog Cocktail I could uncover was published in Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 manual ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks’. As I combed the internet in search of history behind tonight’s recipe, I discovered that while Hugo and Leo Cotton agreed on the quantities of each spirit for the Bulldog, they did not agree on the spirit itself. World

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The Brunelle Cocktail

The Brunelle Cocktail

When I told Ryan that today’s Mr. Boston’s cocktail was a combination of equal parts lemon juice and Absinthe his “hell no” response was exactly what I thought when I read the recipe for the Brunelle. Before traveling out to New Orleans, I reached out to the Old Absinthe House in hopes that they would

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