Liquor Shopping Spree & The Allies Cocktail

Liquor Shopping Spree & The Allies Cocktail

Since Ryan and I needed to drive to Southern California to pick up a bottle of Kümmel, I decided I should start a list of all the ingredients we’ll need to finish our Mr. Boston’s experiment. After skimming the book I discovered that there is a lot we...
The Baltimore Bracer & Egg Nog

The Baltimore Bracer & Egg Nog

While the first two “B” titled recipes in Mr. Boston’s 1935 Bartender’s Guide were a bit underwhelming, the section redeemed itself with two Baltimore inspired delights. Both the Baltimore Bracer and Baltimore Egg Nog called for, you guessed it… raw eggs. As I’ve...
Drinking Like George Washington – The Brandy Egg Nogg

Drinking Like George Washington – The Brandy Egg Nogg

Eggnog in June is different to be sure. Certainly not the usual Summertime refreshment choice. But when duty calls, one must mix up some raw eggs, milk and Brandy for the cause! While the Baltimore Egg Nogg involves a wide variety of spirits, today’s Mr. Bostons...
Making An American Beauty

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...
The Bamboo Cocktail

The Bamboo Cocktail

It sounds like a popular Tiki Era cocktail of the 1950’s, but Mr. Boston’s next recipe is said to have originated 127 years ago! The Bamboo Cocktail marks the sixth “B” section recipe in our 1935 recipe adventure. Rather than the tropical...
The Brandy Fix

The Brandy Fix

Of the many cordial liqueurs the Mr. Boston brand advertises in their 1935 cocktail book, Curaçao is not among them. This could explain why Jerry Thomas’ 1887 Brandy Fix was transformed from orange to cherry. What the ‘fix’ is supposed to repair...