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...
17th Century Brandy Flip

17th Century Brandy Flip

Today’s Mr. Boston’s recipe, the Brandy Flip, is all over the place. While I think the name was originally intended to describe the preparation of the drink, the amount of flip flopping this cocktail recipe has undergone over the years is impressive! I did...
Commodore Cocktail

Commodore Cocktail

Citrus was once used to help prevent and treat Scurvy on long trips across the sea. Perhaps that is the tie into the Commodore Cocktail name? After a sleepless night with a 12 week old puppy and the terrible mass shooting 30 minutes away from my home, I am rather...