For Christmas I received several gifts to help me with my continued exploration of cocktails. I was given an excellent book; Mr Boston. The guide describes itself as offering 1500 recipes, tools, and techniques for the Master Mixologist. The book gives historical context for many drinks as well as a delightfully varied set of recipes. It has the added advantage of being spiral bound, so it sits open whilst you follow the guidelines.

I was also given a muddler and a jigger. The muddler is a stainless steel stick with a rough plastic end for mashing mint leaves into a drink. I expected to use it to make a Mojito or Mint Julep; however it’s first use was for a Major Bailey (1.5 tsp each of lemon juice and line juice, 12 leaves of mint, and 2 oz of Gin)

A jigger has two meanings, it is a two-sided measuring cone and it is also a name given to 1.5oz of booze. This jigger is stainless steel, 1.5oz on one side -1 oz on the other side. Both sides have marks for partial measures.

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  1. Nice gift!

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