This is a throwback from the 50s that we’d like to see a lot more of. It’s sweet, tart, and packs a punch – what more could we ask?

We’ve only seen the Bolero in Gaz Regan’s The Joy of Mixology, and he’s light on the details of its origin. We suspect that this is one of those “missing link” cocktails, a child an oft-repeated template that simply hadn’t been documented until Regan dug up a bartender’s old notes. Indeed, it is flexible – it can handle a variety of different rum styles, and loves cognac in place of plain ol’ brandy.



Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, or over ice in a short glass.

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Cocktail Party app on tablets and phones

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The Cocktail Party app puts this drink – and hundreds more – in your pocket, and tells you what you can make from the ingredients you have at home. It's the best $3.99 you'll ever spend on a drink.

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We downloaded the app after seeing it as one of the top posts on /r/cocktails, and we've been playing around with it and adding our ingredients to the list. While it's not an all inclusive list of ingredients (missing some creme de ), it's a solid overall app and tosses out some truly spectacular recipes based on what you have in your liquor cabinet. Minor quibbles for an otherwise fantastic application!
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