The Blood and Sand Cocktail

The Blood and Sand Cocktail

With the whirl-wind excitement of the weekend behind us, I’m finally getting around to the final “blood” titled drink in Mr. Boston’s 1935 cocktail book. It didn’t hit me until mixing up this third installment but one of my favorite...
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 Bulldog Cocktail

The Bulldog Cocktail

The oldest Bulldog Cocktail I could uncover was published in Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 manual ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks’. As I combed the internet in search of history behind tonight’s recipe, I discovered that while Hugo and Leo Cotton agreed on the...
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 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 😉