Imbibing Mr. Boston: Bull’s Eye CocktailEdit Post
Contributed by on Jan 03, 2015
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Here’s a vintage cocktail highball that is a riff on the venerable Stone Fence. As far as I can tell, the first appearance of this drink was in Jack’s Manual on the Vintage & Production, Care & Handling of Wines, Liquors & c. by J. A. Grohusko published in 1916 where it is called a Bull’s Eye Cup. The original recipe was in punch sized proportions of a pint each of cider and ginger beer, with an undetermined amount of brandy. Be that as it may, the recipe as redacted in the Mr. Boston Guide is perfect.
I used Fundador Solera Reserva Spanish Brandy, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple hard cider, and Blue Sky organic ginger beer. This is a great drink that works year round.
2oz hard cider
Stir brandy and hard cider in highball glass. Add ice, fill with ginger ale, and stir again.