The Three Alexanders

The Three Alexanders

I love the Brandy Alexander Cocktail, so when the Alexander Cocktail popped up on Mr. Boston’s list I expected Brandy to be a key ingredient. Low and behold I was surprised and excited to learn that this Alexander was Gin based! Like its Brandy cousin, the...
The Bachelor’s Bait Cocktail

The Bachelor’s Bait Cocktail

I was more intrigued by the name for the next Mr. Boston’s recipe than the ingredients. There is something a little nefarious about the title, Bachelor’s Bait. Was the drink intended to help capture a bachelor or was it a way for bachelor’s...
Bombay Cocktail

Bombay Cocktail

By all accounts, Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail book lays claim to the next recipe published in Mr. Boston’s. This isn’t the first cocktail to be identical to the Savoy and probably won’t be the last since they were produced within 5 years of one another. The older...
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...