Five Vintage Cocktail Recipes That are Making a Comeback

July 15, 2016

The Whiskey Sour

The whiskey sour is one of the oldest cocktail recipes still in drinking circulation. It may also be the first ever example of a sour alcoholic drink.


2 oz whiskey

1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz tsp sugar

1 cherry

1/2 lemon slice


Put all the ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice cubes. Strain into a classic highball glass and then add a the lemon slice and a cherry to garnish.

The Moscow Mule

This beauty was invented in the USA to poupularise vodka. The ginger beer and lime evoke thoughts of the tropics. It’s also sometimes called a vodka buck. It should be made with high-quality vodka, a spicy ginger beer, lime juice and garnished with a wedge of lime. It’s usually served in a copper mug.


1 1/4 oz vodka

3 oz ginger beer

1 tsp sugar syrup

1/4 oz lime juice

1 sprig mint

1 slice lime


In a copper mug pour vodka over ice. Add sugar syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Mint Julep

Long beloved by Southern society types, the mint julep is a cocktail consisting primarily of bourbon, water, crushed or shaved ice and fresh mint.


2 oz bourbon

8 sprigs of mint

1 tsp of sugar


Put mint and sugar with a dash of water in a mixing glass. Add shaved ice and bourbon. Shake the mixture until frosted and pour all of it into a pretty cup. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

The Bloody Mary

A bloody Mary is a cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice and different variations combine a variety of other spices and flavourings. Conveniently, the celery stalk lends an air of healthy respectability to this potent brunch drink.


1 1/2 oz vodka

2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp horseradish

Tomato juice

4 dashes Tabasco sauce

Celery salt

Fresh ground pepper



Put all ingredients in a mixing glass, shake briskly and pour into a pint glass over ice. Add a celery branch to garnish.

The White Russian

A white russian cocktail is made with vodka, coffe liquer and cream, served with ice in a beautiful glass. Sometimes, milk will be used as am alternative to cream.


1 oz vodka

1/2 oz coffee liquor

1 oz heavy cream


Pour vodka, coffe liquor and heay cream into cocktail glass. Stir well.


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