Although there is evidence of the existence of the cocktail since the Bronze Age, the first recorded use of the word in the United States dates to the 1800s. Cocktails became increasingly popular throughout the 20th century, particularly around the mid-century.
Here are four popular cocktail recipes from the 50s & 60s, perfect for the upcoming warmer months!
Interested in more vintage cocktails? Here are some great reads:
|Vintage Cocktails - Retro Recipes for the Home Mixologist|
|Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails|
Cocktails images and recipes: Mad Men
Book cover images: Amazon