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...
A Night in London, The Cafe’ de Paris Cocktail

A Night in London, The Cafe’ de Paris Cocktail

After opening it’s doors in 1924, London’s Cafe’ de Paris became ” one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world.” One particular customer, the Prince of Wales (Edward VIII), helped introduce the crème de la crème of high...
The Clover Leaf Cocktail from 1935

The Clover Leaf Cocktail from 1935

I have the best husband in the world! To commemorate my Mr. Boston’s series, Ryan found and purchased me a first edition print of my 1935 cocktail book. My book arrived today in near perfect condition. Any imperfections this 82 year old book has appear to be the...
The Cornell Gin Cocktail

The Cornell Gin Cocktail

Turns out Jacques Straub was a teetotaller. At least according to an article published by Gary Gillman this April and Jacques’ own 1920 Obituary which noted that: “Notwithstanding Mr. Straub’s knowledge of wines and liquors, he never drank.” I...
The Corn Popper Highball

The Corn Popper Highball

“Don’t get near a fire after drinking one of these!” This ominous warning from Judge Jr.’s ‘Here’s How’ circa 1928, starts tonight’s Corn Popper Cocktail off with a bang! How this particular refreshment gleaned...