Whiskey Rickey (p. 108)

This is a lazy drink, and an equally lazy post. The summer is in its final throes, and we’re experiencing the back-to-work/school malaise. Here’s the recipe: 1 cube of ice juice of 1/2 lime 1 1/2 oz. Old Mr. Boston Whiskey Fill 8 oz. highball glass with carbonated water and stir. Leave lime in glass….

Highland Fling Cocktail (p. 46)

The only Scotch we’ve had in our collection for awhile was an amazing Lagavulin that it would be criminal to mix into a cocktail. We bought some Johnny Walker Red, and we decided to try out this Highland Fling. It’s basically a Manhattan with Scotch. Here’s the recipe: 3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth 1 1/2 oz….

Whiskey Collins (p. 106)

A couple years ago, we tried to sit on a blanket in the cherry esplanade at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and were angrily shooed away by a very attentive security guard. Now we are members. If this site were more popular, we might not want to reveal this, but we think only Liz’s parents and…

A Double Header: The Third Degree and The Third Rail (p. 97)

Life is all about balance. During our 4-mile run on Friday, Liz  was inspired by one of her favorite songs to make not one but TWO evening cocktails. We also had popcorn for dinner because, ya know, we’d had two cocktails. And maybe a couple beers. Summer’s almost over- cut us some slack. First up, The Third…

Gimlet (p. 40)

I’ve always thought of gimlets as one of those classic old drinks, like a martini. I’m pretty sure I remember my grandmother or great-aunt ordering this at a Tommy Bahama, but it’s one I’ve never really seen on a modern cocktail menu. I don’t know why: it’s easy and delicious. Here’s the recipe:  Juice of…

Boston Side Car Cocktail (p. 12)

We love a traditional sidecar, and this one sounded like an interesting and even more summery/refreshing variation. Here’s the recipe: 3/4 oz. Old Mr. Boston Five Star Brandy 3/4 oz. Old Mr. Boston Imported Rum 3/4 oz. Triple Sec Juice of 1/2 lime Shake well with cracked ice and strain into 3 oz. cocktail glass…

Pineapple Dream (p. 74)

We had some friends over for cocktails, so we decided to make something fun and festive. Here’s the recipe for the Pineapple Dream: 1/2 oz. pineapple juice Juice of 1/2 lime 1 oz. Old Mr. Boston imported rum Shake well with cracked ice and strain into 3 oz. cocktail glass. Notes on prep: We basically…

California Lemonade (p. 21)

We have a lot of Jack Daniels around, and it’s the dog days of summer, so this cocktail felt timely.  I have no idea what makes this California-ish (the citrus, I guess?) but here’s the recipe as written: Juice of 1 lemon Juice of 1 lime 3 tsp. powdered sugar 2 oz. Old Mr. Boston…

Swiss Family Cocktail (p. 96)

We tried Googling this drink because the name was so bizarre (is this what Swiss families drink at their gatherings? Did the Family Robinson drink this when they were shipwrecked in the East Indies?). Nothing but recipes for this drink (and ideas for pretty garnishes) came up. However, Wikipedia does tell an intriguing tale of…

Rory O’More (p. 82)

We just got back from five days in Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, our favorite Jersey Shore destination. We started coming here to get tattooed when our friend Chris opened up his great tattoo shop, Old Glory, in downtown Asbury five years ago. We keep going to hang with him and his wife, but also…