January 29, 2018

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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.

February’s schedule includes many favorites.

Melinda Maddox
Earls Cocktail Lab
Residency: February 14, 16, 21, 23, & 27
Schuyler Hunton
St. Germain
Residency: Thursday, February 1
Kate Harington
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Residency: Monday, February 5 & 12
Brandon Hanlon
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Residency: Tuesday, February 6
Gregory Manley Jr.
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Residency: Wednesday, February 7
Sarah Szigeti
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Residency: Thursday, Febraury 8
Gregory Benadotte
Classic Bartenders
Residency: February 2, 7, & 9
Tyler Sinclair
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Tuesday, February 13
Elise Fletcher
February 15 & 22
Rory Caviness
La Voile
Monday, February 19
Niccholas Kotab
Bistro du Midi
Tuesday, February 20th
Troy Clarke 
Martignetti & Twelve 24
Wednesday, Februay 28


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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