Posts Tagged "classic"


Ward 8 Cocktail Recipe

Ward 8 Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Nov 24, 2017

Ward 8 Cocktail Recipe When we did our part in the revival of the once endangered West End of Boston with a couple of rounds of drinks at Ward 8, we were tempted by, but did not order, its namesake cocktail, there being too many other good options. In retrospect, while we enjoyed the drinks we had, we feel bad overlooking Ward 8. It’s a good drink, and a rare classic cocktail with a Boston origin. Its connection to the West End...

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The Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe We once made our own limoncello. It was delicious, and not at all complicated to make. And we’ve never done it again. While not technically difficult, it was a lot of work, in the form of zesting many, many, many lemons. While there’s a certain pride in making something yourself, there’s also wisdom in recognizing that it’s easier to let the professionals do it, to at least...

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Aviation Cocktail Recipe

Aviation Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Oct 24, 2017

Aviation Cocktail Recipe When we stumbled across Arsenic and Old Lace last week, we were actually researching Aviation. The two have several things in common: a name that starts with ‘A’; a gin base; creme de violette; and their earliest known appearance in Ensslin’s 1917 Recipes for Mixed Drinks. The creme de violette is perhaps a bit controversial; Harry Craddock’s 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, which for us and...

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Bombo Cocktail Recipe

Bombo Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Aug 21, 2017

Bombo Cocktail Recipe In our post on grog, we mentioned that–in contradiction to the popular imagination–grog was not a pirate drink; it was in fact the official drink of the proper navy. Pirates had their own drink, bombo. We thought, while it was only right to give the navy pride of place, we should also give the pirates their due. Both grog and bombo, as was the case with all old drinks, are recipes of convenience; navy...

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Liquor 101: What’s the Ideal Dry Martini? In Philip Greene’s fun and engaging To Have and Have Another, we read that Hemingway preferred his martinis at a 15 parts gin: 1 part vermouth. We have to admit that it made us curious how a 15:1 martini tasted. It also got us pondering the history of the dry martini in general. As we mentioned in our ‘How to Start Experimenting‘ post, we mentioned that the martini...

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