Top Vintage Cocktails

Top Vintage Cocktails

Are you looking to host a vintage style hen party this autumn? With a cocktail making party, you can jazz up your party with a few of our top vintage cocktails!

Mint Julep

Although the mint julep is a classic cocktail us brits love to drink today, this American southern comfort cocktail was first created during the 1700s. This Kentucky drink is from Washington D.C in the famous Willard Hotel. “Julep” meaning sweet drink, was in fact primarily used as a medicine believe it or not. The mint julep is a ridiculously popular drink within southern America and has slowly become notorious to the rest of the world.

Ingredients:

  • 3 fresh mint leaves
  • 1tablespoon mint simple syrup
  • One oz bourbon
  • 1 fresh mint sprig
  • Crushed ice

Place mint leaves and mint simple syrup in a chilled julep cup. Gently press leaves against cup with back of bar spoon to release the minty aroma. Fill the cup as tightly as you can with crushed ice and then pour in the bourbon of your choice. Insert straw and garnish with mint sprig. It’s our top vintage cocktails you’re sure to love during your cocktail making class.

Martinez

This suave top vintage cocktails was given the name after Martinez, California in 1887. There is no denying that this drink is delicious, in fact it’s the perfect mix between the sweetness of the maraschino liqueur and the vermouth. If you love Gin based cocktails, then don’t miss out on this vintage delight. Both easy and quick to make, making it the perfect drink to try at your cocktail making hen party.

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz of Old Tom Gin
  • Five oz of sweet vermouth
  • .25 oz of maraschino liqueur
  • 2 dashes of angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice, shake and then strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with orange peel if desired.

 Bijour

Let’s take a trip to France with this top vintage cocktails. The “Bijour” which translates to “jewel” in English is a boutique style cocktail in 1900 by a bartender named Harry Johnson’s. Although there isn’t much history of this cocktail found, this delicious drink is still one of our found favourites. Again, this cocktail is for our Gin loving hens who are looking to make something a little sweeter.

Ingredients:

  • One oz London dry gin
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz green chartreuse
  • One dash of orange bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir for 20 seconds and then strain into a cocktail glass, coupe or martini glass is preferable. Use lemon peel as garnish if desired.

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