The Barbary Coast Cocktail & Two That Didn’t Make the Grade

The Barbary Coast Cocktail & Two That Didn’t Make the Grade

In an effort to keep accelerate my progress on this Mr. Boston’s blog series, Ryan and I tasted the next three “Bar” titled cocktails last night. The first drink of the evening called for one of our all time favorite spirits, Scotch Whisky! Though it...

The Cold Deck Cocktail from 1935

The closest connection between the name of tonight’s Mr. Boston’s cocktail recipe and the era with which the drink originated is a movie from 1917 titled “The Cold Deck.” Starring William Surrey Hart, a popular silent movie star of the time,...
The Beadlestone and Beals Cocktails

The Beadlestone and Beals Cocktails

Oh Mr. Cotton… you tried to goof us up again! I shouldn’t be surprised that Scotch had been replaced in last nights 1935 recipe with Old Mr. Boston Whiskey. The book was intended as a marketing tool after all. I started the evening fully prepared to try...
Cooperstown Cocktail 1917

Cooperstown Cocktail 1917

In 1917, Tom Bullock published his cocktail book ‘The Ideal Bartender’. Tucked away on page 31 is tonight’s Mr. Boston’s recipe, the Coopertown Cocktail. I searched high and low for any clue as to how this drink garnered its name. While...
The 1914 Beauty Spot Cocktail

The 1914 Beauty Spot Cocktail

Many of the recipes we’ve tried thus far, have lasted the test of time. Others appear to have taken many years to evolve. Mr. Boston’s next recipe, The Beauty Spot Cocktail, seems to have taken yet another path. As our 1935 cocktail adventure continues, I...