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 Cold Deck Cocktail from 1935

The closest connection between the name of tonight’s Mr. Boston’s cocktail recipe and the era with which the drink originated is a movie from 1917 titled “The Cold Deck.” Starring William Surrey Hart, a popular silent movie star of the time,...
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...
The Blenton Cocktail

The Blenton Cocktail

Part of what makes this Mr. Boston’s blog series so much fun for me is the history of the drink. I’ve come across so many unexpected nuggets of knowledge I’m beginning to feel like a walking drink encyclopedia… and I like it 🙂 Unfortunately the...