Bloodhound Cocktail

Bloodhound Cocktail

After defrosting three frozen strawberries, muddling them, adding in equal parts French / Italian Vermouth and 3/4 ounce of Gin; my Bloodhound Cocktail looks like a scene from CSI! Seriously, this is one of the least appetizing concoctions I’ve seen thus far in...
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...
Bombay Cocktail

Bombay Cocktail

By all accounts, Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail book lays claim to the next recipe published in Mr. Boston’s. This isn’t the first cocktail to be identical to the Savoy and probably won’t be the last since they were produced within 5 years of one another. The older...
The Brainstorm Cocktail

The Brainstorm Cocktail

With a name like Brainstorm, I expected today’s Mr. Boston’s cocktail to honor a famous inventor. After conducting my daily vintage cocktail book hunt, the oldest version I could find was in Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks.’...
The Brazil Cocktail

The Brazil Cocktail

The Caipirnha is said to be Brazil’s national cocktail. The drink is a mixture of cachaça (a distilled sugarcane based spirit), sugar and lime. Given this little tidbit of information, I am baffled by Mr. Boston’s next 1935 recipe, the “Brazil...