The Bronx Silver Cocktail and Mezcal

The Bronx Silver Cocktail and Mezcal

After all the running around we’ve been doing, I started feeling like I was about to catch something. Bad timing is an understatement when in less than 48 hours we’ll be boarding a plane to New Orleans. I decided that some medicine was in order. What...
Cardinal Punch for Two

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 Cider Cup No.1 from 1935

The Cider Cup No.1 from 1935

It appears that the Cider Cocktail received an overhaul during Prohibition. Once a simple recipe of sugar, bitters, lemon peel and Apple Cider; it appears that Harry MacElhone “spiced” things up around 1923. Leo Cotton continues in this vain with his Cider...
The Colonial Cocktail from 1914

The Colonial Cocktail from 1914

I’m not sure how tonight’s Mr. Boston’s cocktail recipe gained its name but the recipe appears to have originated in Jacque Straub’s 1914 cocktail guide ‘Drinks.’ While Harry Craddock and Leo Cotton published an alternate version of...
Mini Cocktails Fit for the Heavens

Mini Cocktails Fit for the Heavens

It is ridiculous how adorable the next round of Mr. Boston recipes are! Dubbed Angel’s Kiss, Angel’s Tip and Angel’s Wing; this series of thimble sized cocktails 3/4 ounce cocktails are simply amazing. During our journey to Southern California, 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...