Old Tom Gin and the Casino Cocktail

Old Tom Gin and the Casino Cocktail

The oldest recipe for tonight’s Casino Cocktail that I could uncover was published in Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks’. Calling specifically for Old Tom Gin, I decided to grab a bottle during our liquor run yesterday. Ryan and I...
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 Claridge Cocktail

The Claridge Cocktail

Despite sounding amazing, the Claridge Cocktail almost didn’t happen last night. Thankfully Ryan helped me out by mixing this lovely cocktail and taking the photos. Unfortunately, I was still feeling under the weather and couldn’t bring myself to write...
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 Colonial Cocktail from 1914

The Colonial Cocktail from 1914

I’m not sure how tonight’s Mr. Boston’s cocktail recipe gained its name but the recipe appears to have originated in Jacque Straub’s 1914 cocktail guide ‘Drinks.’ While Harry Craddock and Leo Cotton published an alternate version of...