August 19, 2016 – We all need this! Whether you are capable of mixing of a decent drink or your repertoire is limited to “something and tonic”, your life will be made easier and far more enjoyable by Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide.
The famous “Little Red Book of America’s Permanent Cocktail Revolution” as the Boston Globe once amusingly dubbed it (mocking Chairman Mao’s paean to Communist dogma), is now available digitally. With 1,500 recipes, photos, tips, history, anecdotes and commentary, it is an indispensible tool for anyone interested in boning up on cocktails and improving their skills. Apart from being useful, it is charming and fun to browse. You can even create your own bar book and share your expeditions into mixology-land with friends.
The Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide dates back more than 80 years to 1935. Eleven million copies have been printed of 12 different editions of the Guide and we’re happy to report that each edition between 1935 and 2012 has been digitized, preserving the original text and ingredients, totaling 10,540 historical recipes.
Summer is coming to a close but there’s still time, and hopefully more warm weather, to try some recommendations from Mr. Boston. Besides, party season will soon be unleashed upon us so hone your skills! Use your favorite brands or follow Mr. Boston’s suggestions. Click on the link for recipes and tips for each. And enjoy the relaxed pleasantries of a more leisurely lifestyle.
Paddington – A delicate sweet combination of citrus and rum!