Sunday, 6 October 2013

Vintage 'Mad Men' Style Cocktails ♥

I recently went to a hen do where we all got to practice making cocktails, and it was so much fun measuring everything out, adding all the ingredients and ice and giving it a good shake! I have a cocktail shaker at home and I'm definitely going to be trying it out! I've been looking for inspiration and I've found these vintage Mad Men style cocktails that look oh so Joan Harris!




TOM COLLINS

2 shots of gin
soda water
juice of half a lemon
1 and half teaspoons of sugar
maraschino cherries and lemon slices to decorate

- shake lemon juice, gin and sugar in shaker
-strain into glass, add ice and soda water
-garnish with lemon slices and maraschino cherries




OLD FASHIONED

2 dashes of angostura bitters
1 teaspoon of sugar
club soda
2 shots of bourbon
1 slice of orange 

-mix club soda, bitters and sugar in an old fashioned glass
- drop in a slice of orange
- muddle into a paste using the back of a spoon
- add bourbon, fill with ice and stir




BRANDY ALEXANDER

1 and a half shots of brandy
1 shot of dark creme de cacao
1 shot of cream
a pinch of nutmeg

- fill a shaker half full of ice
- add the brandy, creme de cacao and cream and shake well
- strain into a cocktail glass and sprinkle the nutmeg on top





GIMLET

1 and half shots of dry gin
1 shot of Roses lime juice
1 twist of lime

- pour gin and lime juice into shaker of ice
- shake, strain and serve with a twist of lime



Have you even tried any of these cocktails? Do you have a favourite cocktail? 


x



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6 comments:

  1. These looks delicious. However I have never tried any of these. In recent years I have had bad luck with hard liquor so I have just been sticking with wine. That gimlet looks right up my alley though!

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  2. Can't wait to give these a try.. Thanks :)

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    1. No problem! Hope they taste as good as they look! X

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  3. These recipes look amazing! Can't beat a good cocktail xxx

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