The Brandy Fix

The Brandy Fix

Of the many cordial liqueurs the Mr. Boston brand advertises in their 1935 cocktail book, Curaçao is not among them. This could explain why Jerry Thomas’ 1887 Brandy Fix was transformed from orange to cherry. What the ‘fix’ is supposed to repair...
Brandy Punch From 1935

Brandy Punch From 1935

Between the internet and television, I’m beginning to think we don’t know how to party like they used to! Some of these punch recipes are serious business, chocked-full of booze and ready to serve an army. Perhaps in some cases, they did serve literal...
Breakfast Egg Nogg from 1935

Breakfast Egg Nogg from 1935

Timing wise, having Mr. Boston’s Breakfast Egg Nogg fall on a Sunday was perfect. The only hiccup is, we didn’t have any milk to mix this one up with our morning meal. Due to health stuff, I gave up on milk about a year ago. For our vintage drinking...
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Champagne Cups

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Champagne Cups

The Champagne continues to flow! Today’s Mr. Boston’s recipe, the Champagne Cup, is supposed to be served in a large pitcher which should give you an idea of the recipes scale. Comprised of: 1 Quart of Champagne 1 Tablespoon of Powdered Sugar 1 Glass of...
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...