Homemade Hard Lemonade Circa 1935

Homemade Hard Lemonade Circa 1935

California Lemonade is next up in Mr. Boston’s 1935 recipe book. I admit, this is recipe did not excite me. All these citrus heavy cocktails are starting to bore my taste buds. As I started thinking more about the drink, I realized that the California Lemonade...
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 Castle Dip Cocktail

The Castle Dip Cocktail

What on earth is a Castle Dip? Today’s Mr. Boston’s recipe has me stumped! This mint forward classic cocktail appears to be the brainchild of Harry Craddock. The oldest recipe I was able to track down for the Castle Dip was published in his 1930 Savoy...
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...
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...