Whiskey Tasting and the Caruso Cocktail

Whiskey Tasting and the Caruso Cocktail

My Mr. Boston’s cocktail recipe was put on hold last night as Ryan and I made our way four hours south to pick up his birthday present in San Bernardino, California. The journey down 1-15 took about 12 hours start to finish with stops along the way. After...
The Champagne Cocktail

The Champagne Cocktail

The Champagne Cocktail kicks off five day’s of bubbly beverages from Mr. Boston’s 1935 Bartender Guide. With simple ingredients, tonight’s cocktail does not appear to be anything special but it does sound delicious! Jerry Thomas’ 1862...
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 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 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...