Vintage Classic Cocktail Recipes

Vintage Classic Cocktail Recipes

Cocktails are an all-time favorite option to order, whether you’re out for brunch with friends or at a fancy work event. They pack a punch and look pretty, what is not to like after all? But post a few rounds of parties, these cocktails can get boring and as a host, it just won’t do to have guests not enjoying your drinks! In this case, whip up some classic, vintage cocktails most may have only heard of in movies or read about in books. These drinks are sure to be a hit among everyone and will make you the toast of the night.

Here are some of the best vintage and classic cocktail recipes for entertainment.

Bee’s Knees
First in our list of vintage classic cocktail recipes for entertainment is the Bee’s Knees. This is a vintage drink that was created at the time of the prohibition.

  • Use a cocktail shaker and add 2 parts of gin to it.
  • Add three-quarters of lemon juice to the shaker.
  • Add three-quarters of honey syrup to the shaker.
  • Shake up the drinks until it mixes well.
  • Strain the drink into glasses and serve with a lemon twist.

The Americano is another old vintage for you to enjoy on a relaxed evening with your loved ones.

  • Take a glass with ice in it and add the drinks one by one into it.
  • First, add one and a half parts of Campari to the glass.
  • Then, add one and a half parts of Sweet vermouth to the glass.
  • Lastly, add a splash of club soda to the drink.
  • Garnish with orange peel and serve.

Widow’s Kiss
This is a vintage that dates back to the 1890s and is just as bedazzling as the name suggests.

  • Add one and a half parts of Apple brandy to a jar.
  • To the jar add three-quarters of yellow chartreuse.
  • Add three-quarters of Benedictine to the jar.
  • Add two dashes of bitters to it.
  • Once this is done, pour ice as required and stir all the ingredients well.
  • Strain the drink into a glass and serve garnished with a cherry.

This drink is believed to have been made to welcome astronauts aboard the Apollo 11 after they returned from their historic moon expedition. Here’s the recipe for this drink.

  • Take a shaker and add half a fresh grapefruit juice to it.
  • Add one part of rose liqueur to the shaker.
  • Put three drops of rose water to the shaker.
  • Add ice to the shaker and mix well.
  • Serve in a glass and top up with champagne.

This is a vintage classic that goes back to the 1800s and the name is another word for jewel.

  • Take a mixing glass and add one part London dry gin to it.
  • Add one part of sweet vermouth and one part green chartreuse.
  • Add a dash of orange bitter to the glass.
  • After this, put in the ice and mix well.
  • Strain to a cocktail glass and serve garnished with a lemon peel.

The Martinez is the Martini’s ancestor, dating back to the 1880s and is a brilliant classic cocktail recipe one can turn to while entertaining.

  • Add one and a half parts old tom gin to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add one and a half parts sweet vermouth, quarter part maraschino liqueur, and 2 dashes angostura bitter.
  • Add ice, shake well, and serve garnished with an orange peel.