The Crystal Slipper Cocktail

The Crystal Slipper cocktail appears to have made its debut in Jacques Straub’s, “Drinks,” circa 1914. Surprisingly Leo Cotton kept the recipe in tact 21 years later. Now… I’m pretty sure that this vintage cocktail recipe was inspired by the tale of Cinderella. However, I’m not really sure whether it was due to the popularity

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The Country Club Cocktail

The Country Club Cooler

The Country Club Cooler didn’t sound very interesting for a Fall evening. I’m certain my take might be different a couple months back when the temperature’s were about 100 but, timing was not on my side with tonight’s Mr. Boston’s cocktail recipe. This vintage drink appears to have first been published in 1914 by our

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The Corpse Reviver Cocktail

Raising the Dead with Three Corpse Reviver Cocktails

Just as the Bourbon Rickey experiment happened on National Whiskey Day, tonight’s Mr. Boston’s cocktail recipe, the Corpse Reviver, is aptly timed. With Halloween just around the corner, I was excited to see this creepy drink appear on the menu. The Corpse Reviver appears to have made its comeback a few years ago. However, after closer inspection, today’s

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Corn Popper Highball

The Corn Popper Highball

“Don’t get near a fire after drinking one of these!” This ominous warning from Judge Jr.’s ‘Here’s How’ circa 1928, starts tonight’s Corn Popper Cocktail off with a bang! How this particular refreshment gleaned it’s moniker seems pretty straight forward. Corn Whiskey has been an American staple for as long as the country has been in

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Cornell Cocktail

The Cornell Gin Cocktail

Turns out Jacques Straub was a teetotaller. At least according to an article published by Gary Gillman this April and Jacques’ own 1920 Obituary which noted that: “Notwithstanding Mr. Straub’s knowledge of wines and liquors, he never drank.” I discovered Mr. Straub’s rumored sobriety while looking for clues about tonight’s Mr. Boston’s cocktail, the Cornell. I had

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three cordial cocktails

The Cordial Cocktail

Today’s Mr. Boston’s recipe brought up one important question… what the heck is a cordial? When one ventures down the cordial aisle at Total Wine you are likely to find all that is sweet in the liquor world. Most of the offerings are fruit based but this special section also includes various chocolate liqueurs, Curacao

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the clover club cocktail

The Clover Club Cocktail

The Classic Cocktail required lemon juice. Sadly, we did not have another lemon in the house 🙁 In order to not take another zero day in the series, Ryan and I decided to skip over to the Clover Club Cocktail and revisit the Classic tomorrow. The earliest record I was able to locate for the

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The Claridge Cocktail

Despite sounding amazing, the Claridge Cocktail almost didn’t happen last night. Thankfully Ryan helped me out by mixing this lovely cocktail and taking the photos. Unfortunately, I was still feeling under the weather and couldn’t bring myself to write about the drink. Better late than never I guess. I cheated a little in researching this recipe and

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Claret Punch

Claret Punch

Trying to clean with an un-potty trained, teething puppy makes the process take 10 times longer. Attempting to write while teething puppy nips at you is nearly impossible! Harvey is lucky we love him so much 🙂 He is currently a category 3 hurricane. With all the distraction, I find myself getting around to tonight’s

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Chrysanthemum Cocktail 1917 Recipe

Chrysanthemum Cocktail from 1917

Benedictine is our jam. Ryan and I are both big fans of this particular herbaceous spirit and were very excited to see it play a starring role in tonight’s Mr. Boston’s recipe, the Chrysanthemum Cocktail. Sticking with the 1917 recipe originally published by Hugo Ensslin, Leo Cotton’s 1935 Chrysanthemum is different from any of the

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