The Champagne Julep from 1908

The Champagne Julep from 1908

I could have mixed up Mr. Boston’s Champagne Julep from 1935 as it was written but where would be the fun in that? The oldest Champagne Julep I uncovered from Hon WM (Cocktail) Boothby’s 1908 ‘The World’s Drinks and How to Mix Them’ was...
The Chelsea Sidecar Cocktail

The Chelsea Sidecar Cocktail

Like the Boston Sidecar recipe from weeks back, tonight’s Mr. Boston’s recipe replaces the classic Sidecar spirit, Cognac, with Gin. Believed to have been invented around the end of the first World War, the Sidecar cocktail made its print debut in 1922....
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...
Chrysanthemum Cocktail from 1917

Chrysanthemum Cocktail from 1917

Benedictine is our jam. Ryan and I are both big fans of this particular herbaceous spirit and were very excited to see it play a starring role in tonight’s Mr. Boston’s recipe, the Chrysanthemum Cocktail. Sticking with the 1917 recipe originally published...
The Cider Cup No.1 from 1935

The Cider Cup No.1 from 1935

It appears that the Cider Cocktail received an overhaul during Prohibition. Once a simple recipe of sugar, bitters, lemon peel and Apple Cider; it appears that Harry MacElhone “spiced” things up around 1923. Leo Cotton continues in this vain with his Cider...