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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