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Vintage Drink Recipes

Vintage Drink RecipesWhat makes vintage drink recipes so different than modern day cocktails? Oh, the taste! Vintage cocktails are made from scratch, no mixers needed.

If you’re hosting a vintage cocktail party, these drinks will absolutely astonish your guests. What’s better? You can print the vintage cocktail recipes you find here.

Vintage Drink's vintage cocktail recipes are arranged as a retro themed printable poster that you can print and display at your cocktail party. That way, your friends can easily make the cocktails of their choice. And, if you’re hiring a bartender, these cocktail recipes will add a fresh twist to his or her repertoire.

Special Equipment for Vintage Cocktail Recipes

There are three main differences between vintage cocktail recipes and modern cocktail recipes. If you’re planning a vintage cocktail party, a little preparation will make for a fantastic party.
  • True vintage drink recipes call for powdered sugar rather than syrup.
  • A metal lime squeezer is a very useful tool as many vintage drinks call for a fresh squeezed lime, lemon, or orange.
  • If you’re hiring a bartender, print out the vintage cocktail recipes poster before the party. Believe it or not, most professional bartenders are not currently familiar with drinks made without the use of any mixers!
Vintage Cocktail Recipes

Vintage Drink Recipes

Here are a few of our favorites. There are more on the printable poster!

Vodka Gimlet

  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1 Teaspoon of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounce of Vodka

Shake well in a cocktail shaker with cracked Ice and decorate with fruit.

Whiskey Sour

  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Powdered Sugar
  • 2 ounces of Whiskey

Shake well with cracked Ice and strain into a 6 ounce sour glass. Garnish with a slice of of lemon and a cherry.


  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 Dash of Bitters
  • 3/4 ounce of Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 1/2 ounces of Whiskey
Shake well in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and strain into a 3 ounce cocktail glass.

Traditional Martini

  • 1 1/2 ounce of Gin
  • 1/2 ounce of Dry Vermouth

Shake well in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and strain into a martini glass. Serve with an olive.

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