Mr. Muddle is Adam — a cocktail hobbyist living, eating, and drinking in and around Boston while parenting two little ones. Craft beer was my first passion when it came to a drink, but cocktails quickly found their way into my glass.  I always had an affinity for bourbon (and the occasional Manhattan), but things really took off after our first child arrived. Suddenly my wife and I found ourselves at home most weekend nights, and we felt we needed to switch things up from the usual ales and porters.  Friday night soon unofficially became cocktail night, and the modest home bar grew with each new drink I read about, recreated from an actual bar, or picked up some new bottle that caught my eye.

I decided to start this blog to share my weekly tipples and tips with other people looking for a stiff, well crafted drink to class up their evenings and build a more spirited home.

Interested in collaborating on a drink?  Drop me a line.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Arlene Evans October 18, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Hi, Adam.

    Do you have any non-alcoholic recipe cocktails?


    • Adam (aka Mr. Muddle) October 18, 2016 / 6:02 pm

      I’ve been meaning to do a mocktail post, but haven’t made it happen quite yet. I can give you some suggestions though. Normally I try to stay away from mocktails that end up being basically a big glass of juice. A simple yet flavorful template is take your favorite soda (club soda, ginger beer/ale, anything from Izze http://www.izze.com/) and add a whole bunch of bitters to it. Ginger beer/ale and chocolate bitters are a great combo. You can also do half lemonade, half club soda and add your favorite bitters or flavored syrup. Another great option is making a shrub, which I wrote about here https://mrmuddle.com/2016/08/08/mixology-monday-cx-vinegar/. There is a link from Food52 towards the end which is a good primer on making your own shrubs. Combine with some club soda on the rocks and you’re ready to go.
      Last one is the most cocktail like drink I can think of. Take a slice of cucumber, sprinkle with some salt and muddle in a mixing glass. Then add 2oz Cranberry Juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup and Angostura bitters, and stir with ice. Strain into a cocktial glass and garnish with another cucumber slice.
      Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers!


  2. Fred Thomas June 2, 2018 / 12:49 am

    Hi Adam,
    I have been working on what I call the cocktail for Engineer’s and Scientists World Wide. Why you may ask? Well I was curious if there was such a thing and could find no such noted drink. Being a bit of an inventor I decided this needed to be addressed with a novel cocktail mixture!. The cocktail is call The Strange Attractor Cocktail. See this link for the recipe: https://medium.com/@fredcthomas/the-strange-attractor-cocktail-e0973e25ab3
    A description:
    This cocktail when served on ice glistens with a golden hue like no other. It dances across the spectrum with gold, honey and amber tones as the room’s lights graze across your crystal glass. A flavor synthesis that is unique — near perfect. The combination-of-elements fuse in a highly unexpected and non-linear fashion. States of oral and cognitive stimulus, which like its name sake the “Strange Attractor,” can only be revealed through long-nights of exploration into the domains of complex flavor systems. Scotch, Kentucky Bourbon and a bit of divinity, Bénédictine from an ancient French Monastery, provide for a multi-continental asynchronous snap of tastes.
    Interestingly, the geographic sources of the ingredients, provides for an equally strange juxtaposition of cultures which typically mirrors the groups at scientific and engineering conferences worldwide enjoying this elixir at the hotel bar after a day’s proceedings is over and an evening of conversation and bonding begins.
    Swirl this cocktail with your tongue, allow the seltzer to pop and exposed your taste buds to the complexity. Smooth and fresh with leading notes of citrus quickly followed with traces of anise, on a robust and reassuring flavor base of smoke, vanilla, spices and malt.
    The tag line is: Strange Attractor Cocktail — A metaphor for Life…
    Give it a swirl and enjoy!


  3. epicureanoh July 22, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    Adam, you are my spirit animal.

    Thank you for being you.

    Ann Beth in Augusta

    Epicurean, Oh! launching soon


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