Archive for June, 2009

June 3rd, 2009

Boston Sour

Old Mr. Boston Deluxe Bartender’s Guide (6th edition, 1946, or before; 1st ed. 1935)

2 oz rye or bourbon
1 egg white
1/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice

Shake with ice and pour into 8-oz collins glass. Fill with seltzer water, decorate with lemon slice and cherry.

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June 3rd, 2009

Boston Sidecar

Old Mr. Boston Deluxe Bartender’s Guide (6th edition, 1946, or before; 1st ed. 1935)

3/4 oz brandy
3/4 oz white rum
3/4 oz triple sec
1/2 oz lime juice

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. This drink is also better known as Between the Sheets.

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June 3rd, 2009

Boston Cooler

Old Mr. Boston Deluxe Bartender’s Guide (6th edition, 1946. Could be in earlier ones; 1st ed. is 1935)

2 or 3 oz rum
1/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice
soda water or ginger ale

Shake first three ingredients with ice and pour into 12-oz collins glass. Fill with club soda or ginger ale, insert spiral of orange or lemon peel (or both) and dangle end over rim of glass. (In The Fine Art Of Mixing Drinks, David Embury says, “A cooler is a Horse’s Neck with a kick.”)

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June 3rd, 2009

Boston Cocktail

Old Mr. Boston Deluxe Bartender’s Guide (6th edition, 1946, or before; 1st ed. 1935)

3/4 oz dry gin
3/4 oz apricot nectar liqueur
1/4 oz grenadine
1/4 oz lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

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June 3rd, 2009

Boston Flip

Boothby’s World Drinks And How To Mix Them (1934)

1 oz whiskey
1 oz Madeira
1 tbsp simple syrup
1/2 yolk of 1 egg

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Grate nutmeg over drink.

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