Brandy Shrub

Brandy Shrub

Cocktail nerds like me will have heard of Shrubs. Some many even have worked them into a drink recipe or two. Honestly, I’ve only tasted Shrubs once at the Night Club and Bar Industry Show a couple years back. If memory serves, it was Ginger Root infused. To...
The Brandy Smash

The Brandy Smash

Swap out Apricot Brandy for the ordinary fair, reduce the mint and sugar – Voila! You have transformed a Brandy Julep into a Brandy Smash. According to Imbibe Magazine, “a smash is a julep, but a julep is not always a smash.” That took my brain a few...
The Brandy Cocktail

The Brandy Cocktail

There isn’t anything earth shattering about today’s Mr. Boston’s cocktail recipe other than it earned a name as “the” Brandy Cocktail. That has to count for something, right? Fearing I wouldn’t have much to talk about with this...
The Brandy Sour

The Brandy Sour

Between food, fun and fireworks; tonight’s Mr. Boston recipe almost didn’t happen. As it is, I may not have this post published by 12 am but I’ll give it a shot. After running out of Brandy yesterday, we needed to take a trip over to the Total Wine...
Meet Tom Collins’ Wife, Brandy

Meet Tom Collins’ Wife, Brandy

All these years I assumed the Tom Collins cocktail was named after a person. Turns out it was all a hoax! Two years before the cocktail Collins was published in Jerry Thomas’ 1876 book, men throughout the U.S. were in search of the man who had been talking smack...