The Brandy Fix

The Brandy Fix

Of the many cordial liqueurs the Mr. Boston brand advertises in their 1935 cocktail book, Curaçao is not among them. This could explain why Jerry Thomas’ 1887 Brandy Fix was transformed from orange to cherry. What the ‘fix’ is supposed to repair...
The Cherry Blossom Cocktail

The Cherry Blossom Cocktail

There is no telling where the Cherry Blossom Cocktail began. By all accounts, the oldest recipe was published by Harry Craddock in 1930. Naturally Cherry Brandy is called for but still I wondered if there was any deeper meaning behind the drink. Could the Cherry...
The Brandy Fizz

The Brandy Fizz

Sixteen years ago today Ryan and I tied the knot. To celebrate we stopped by a 90’s themed party at Artifice Urban Lounge last night. Though we were married in 2001, Ryan and I started dating my last year of high school in 1997. That means we’ve been...
The Cherry Blossom Cocktail

Cherry Blossom Cocktail

The original 1930’s Cherry Blossom needed a bit of tweaking, but once it was upgraded the finished cocktail is to die for. If you’re a fan of Brandy Manhattans you might want to give this one a go 😉
17th Century Brandy Flip

17th Century Brandy Flip

Today’s Mr. Boston’s recipe, the Brandy Flip, is all over the place. While I think the name was originally intended to describe the preparation of the drink, the amount of flip flopping this cocktail recipe has undergone over the years is impressive! I did...