Imbibing Mr. Boston: Boston Cocktail

IMG_4671-800Not sure why this is called a Boston cocktail.  There are certainly more famous drinks that have their origins in Beantown.  Perhaps this is one of the original Mr. Boston creations from 1933.  It does appear in the first edition.  As well, it has the flavor profile of a post-prohibition drink.  Plenty of fruit flavor to cover up the taste of badly made alcohol.

I thought this was a bit too apricot heavy.  I’d cut back the brandy to 1/2 ounce.

Boston Cocktail
0.75oz gin
0.75oz apricot flavored brandy
0.5oz lemon juice
0.25oz grenadine

Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

GSN Alert: 2013 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award Winners


Here’s a list of the winners from this year’s Spirited Awards extravaganza.  Congratulations to everyone!

American Bartender of the Year: Charles Joly

Best American Brand Ambassador: Todd Richman

Best American Cocktail Bar: Clover Club, Brooklyn

Best Bar Mentor: Julie Reiner

Best Cocktail Writing: gaz Regan

Best Cocktail Writing (Publication):

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar: Clover Club, NYC

Best Hotel Bar: Nomad Hotel

Best International Bartender: Jack McGarry, Dead Rabbit

Best International Brand Ambassador: Jacob Briars

Best New Cocktail Bar: Dead Rabbit, NYC

Best New Cocktail Book: Drink by Tony Conigliaro

Best New Product: Ford’s Gin

Best Restaurant Bar: Saxon and Parole

World’s Best Cocktail Bar: Drink, Boston

World’s Best Cocktail Menu: The Dead Rabbit

World’s Best Drink Selection: Canon, Seattle

The Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award: Salvatore Calabrese