November 29, 2017

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The Cocktail Lab at Earls

THE COCKTAIL LAB at Earls Prudential

Located on the first floor at “the Pru”, The Cocktail Lab is a place to test the limits of our cocktail making and get creative. It wouldn’t be a lab without experimentation. Each week we team up with the best bartenders in Boston to showcase their creativity and experiment with new cocktails.

The Cocktail Lab’s drink menu is entirely different from that of our upper level, featuring a twist on six famous Boston classics, check out the menu below.


Please check back often as we are regularly updating and adding to our roster of featured, amazing Boston bartenders.

December’s schedule includes many favorites.

Brenda Jarillo
Canary Square
Residency: Monday, December 4 and 11
Melinda Maddox
Backbar and Earls
Residency: Tuesday, December 5, Thursday, December 14, Monday, December 18 and Friday, December 29
Nicholas Kotob
Bistro Du Mindi
Residency: Wednesday, December 6, 13, 20 and 27
Gregory Bernadotte
Dario's Ristorante
Residency: Thursday, December 8, 21 and 28
Kate Halowchick
Residency: Friday, December 22
Earls' Very Own Featured Bartender
Tuesday, December 12, 19 and 26


In homage to Boston’s drinking history, we highlight some of Boston’s finest cocktails that made Boston famous.


Bacardi 8 year rum, Cuaraco, apricot + fresh lime
Inspiration: Originally a Cuban drink enjoyed by the likes of Hemingway.  The now closed Chez Henri is credited with making this a slightly enriched  and dryer Boston cocktail staple


Rittenhouse rye, Old Monk rum, Benedectine, sweet vermouth + mole bitters
Inspiration: A Manhattan variation paying homage to the Great Molasses Spill in Boston on January 5, 1919 created by Ben Sandroff while he was a bartender at Drink

Agony & Ecstasy

Del Maguay Vida Mezcal, St Germain, grapefruit, ginger + chipotle tabasco
Inspiration: Created by Sam Treadway of Backbar this cocktail allows the drinker to control the amount of heat with the tabasco catering to their taste


Bombay Dry gin, Aperol, dry vermouth + lemon oil
Inspiration: An original and joint creation by some of Boston's most loved bartenders John Gertson and his team including Ryan McGrale and Courtney Bissonnette

Ward 8

Forty Creek Canadian whiskey, mint, grenadine + fresh lemon and orange
Inspiration: Dating all the way back to Boston's Locke-Ober restaurant in 1898 this drink has stood the test of time, had restaurants named after it and is equally hated and loved

Irma la Deuce

Hendricks gin, Chartreuse, cucumber + fresh lemon and grapefruit
Inspiration: LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of the Endangered Cocktail) created this cocktail back in 2007 and it is still delicious today

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