The Gin Decision

The Gin Decision

By some miracle we managed to get home before the sun went down yesterday. In fact we even had time for our nightly Mr. Boston cocktail (or 2 😉 ) As I hinted yesterday, last nights Around The World Cocktail* notes some strange ingredient combinations. Surprisingly...
Not So Blue Moon Cocktail

Not So Blue Moon Cocktail

As I continue through Mr. Boston’s 1935 cocktail book, I’m finding that there is a lot of misinformation floating around the drink world. On the heels of the Aviation mistaken Blue Devil, comes yet another recipe many bloggers misdescribe. The Blue Moon...
A Tale of Two Cremes

A Tale of Two Cremes

Before embarking on this Mr. Boston’s journey, we had never heard of Creme Yvette. Given the recent popularity of the Aviation Cocktail, we had been aware of Creme de Violette for sometime but it was not until I started researching all of the liquor variants...
Broken Spur Cocktail

Broken Spur Cocktail

The Broken Spur appears to mix an odd group of ingredients together. I feared this 1935 experience may turn out as poorly as Mr. Boston’s Brazil Cocktail recipe due to the use of strong flavored spirits. While the instructions note the use of “Mr. Boston...
The Aviation Cocktail Done Four Ways

The Aviation Cocktail Done Four Ways

Every time we made one of our many pilgrimages to the liquor store, Ryan pointed out that we didn’t yet own a bottle of Creme de Violette. Trying to be frugal, I reminded him of the expense that still lay ahead as there were a lot of spirits left to purchase for...