Popping the Bubbly

Popping the Bubbly

As we continue further onto the fourth page of Mr. Boston’s 1935 edition, the Alfonso Cocktail introduces a new ingredient… Champagne! In discovering that bubbly was going to play a part in this adventure, Ryan keenly noted that the wise would mark each...
The Champagne Cocktail

The Champagne Cocktail

The Champagne Cocktail kicks off five day’s of bubbly beverages from Mr. Boston’s 1935 Bartender Guide. With simple ingredients, tonight’s cocktail does not appear to be anything special but it does sound delicious! Jerry Thomas’ 1862...
Drinking Like the Queen

Drinking Like the Queen

In an effort to catch up from our week long hiatus, Ryan and I went on a tasting spree last night. It only seemed fitting since the next four recipes in Mr. Boston’s 1935 edition all begin with the word Appetizer. Might as well keep them in a series, right? Up...
A Crime Against Mixology, the Chicago Cocktail

A Crime Against Mixology, the Chicago Cocktail

Prohibition and the city of Chicago go hand and hand. Not only did the town gain a reputation for its gangsters and bootleggers during the 1920’s but one of it’s most well known citizens was both. Alphonse Capone is probably one of the most widely...
Cracking the Whiskey Code

Cracking the Whiskey Code

The Approve Cocktail gave Ryan and I another chance at the drink which became a swampy mess a few days ago. In fact the only difference between the Appetizer No. 3 and last nights Mr. Boston’s recipe is the quantities of the three ingredients. Like the No. 3,...