Friday, March 8, 2013

Retro Recipe: Vintage Cocktails


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 Cocktails

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails

Cocktails images and recipes: Mad Men
Book cover images: Amazon

10 comments:

HilltopTimes said...

The Zombie, named after the person who drinks several! Wow, so much delicious rum, so many delicious vintage recipes, and all to drink in with the eyes of vintage lovers and beyond! A toast to this post!

Miss Magpies Shoppe said...

Great blog post.....haven't had a screwdriver in many years! A toast to you, Ana :)

Whimzy Thyme said...

It's Friday - Let's Party! Sounds delicious. Thank you.

Niftic Vintage said...

Memories...my Grandmother loved her Grasshoppers!
Thank YOU Ana!

Julia said...

Is it 5 o'clock yet???

Great post!!

Elise said...

super cute post!! love all the images :)
Feels almost like summer is here!

Story Tellers Vintage said...

Yum! I'll take a Blue Hawaiian please :)

gazaboo said...

Now I'm really looking forward to warmer weather :)
Cheers!!!

Wicked Darling said...

Ana, this is awesome!!! Zombie girl, myself. :) Thanks for this fantastic post!! :)

ace faced said...

Oh yum! Nice to infuse a bit of the tropics into the day!

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