Making An American Beauty

Making An American Beauty

We tried to skip ahead to the American Beauty Cocktail a couple weeks ago but after mixing all the odds and ends I discovered the note for “a little Port Wine” at the very bottom of the description. That said, I had to practice patience and wait until we...
Beauty Spot Cocktail -1914

Beauty Spot Cocktail -1914

Published in Jacques Straub’s 1914 cocktail book Drinks, this is the best rendition of the Beauty Spot Cocktail we’ve tried thus far. While the recipe seems to been overhauled 3 years after publication in Hugo R. Ensslin’s Recipes for Mixed Drinks....
The Forgotten Cuban Cocktail – Bebida Royal

The Forgotten Cuban Cocktail – Bebida Royal

Where did the Bebida Royal Cocktail recipe come from? More importantly, where the heck did it go? So far, Mr. Boston’s list of recipes have been inline with cocktail recipes that date back years before Prohibition. Yet, the Bebida Royal is the first cocktail of...
The Blood and Sand Cocktail

The Blood and Sand Cocktail

With the whirl-wind excitement of the weekend behind us, I’m finally getting around to the final “blood” titled drink in Mr. Boston’s 1935 cocktail book. It didn’t hit me until mixing up this third installment but one of my favorite...
Bolo Cocktail

Bolo Cocktail

The oldest Bolo Cocktail recipe I was able to uncover was in Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks’. Identical in every way to the mixture noted in my copy of Mr. Boston’s from 1935, this Rum beverage appears to follow the trend of...