Saturday, December 13, 2014

Vintage Cocktails Recap


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Hope you enjoyed this vintage list of Christmas cocktails! I loved learning about all these classic cocktails.

Now I know why old glasses are so small. Most of these drinks need to be doubled to fill a current glass.

Bottoms Up!

Vintage Cocktails Recap:
Day 1: Maple Leaf
Day 2: Thomas & Jeremiah
Day 3: French 75
Day 4: Old Fashioned
Day 5: Bee's Knees
Day 6: Manhattan
Day 7: Gimlet
Day 8: Ward 8
Day 9: Pink Lady
Day 10: Classic Daiquiri
Day 11: Whiskey Sour
Day 12: Tom Collins

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Tom Collins


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Day 12:

I have always wondered how this drink got it's name; I just assumed it was from the man who invented it. Well, the story behind the name is much more interesting. It came from "The Great Tom Collins Hoax of 1874." A man would be approached by a friend. The friend would tell the man how Tom Collins was talking sh*t about him. When the man asked who Tom Collins was & where could he be found, the friend would give the name of some bar. The man would storm off looking for Tom Collins, a person who didn't even exist. It was a popular joke in New York. You can read more about it here. I love fun historical facts.

This drink is so refreshing & non boozy tasting.

Tom Collins
2 oz gin (I used Watershed)
½ oz simple syrup*
½ oz lemon juice
Club soda, to taste

Stir gin, simple syrup, & lemon juice in stainless steel shaker filled with ice for 20-30 seconds. Pour into tall glass filled with ice & top with club soda, to taste. Garnish with lime wedge.

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Vintage Cocktails Recap:
Day 1: Maple Leaf
Day 2: Thomas & Jeremiah
Day 3: French 75
Day 4: Old Fashioned
Day 5: Bee's Knees
Day 6: Manhattan
Day 7: Gimlet
Day 8: Ward 8
Day 9: Pink Lady
Day 10: Classic Daiquiri
Day 11: Whiskey Sour

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Whiskey Sour


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Day 11:

Whiskey Sour
¾ oz lemon juice
¾ oz simple syrup*
2 oz whiskey

Shake ingredients over ice; strain into tumbler filled with ice.

*Simple Syrup: Mix equal parts sugar and water. Boil or microwave until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool before adding to drink.

Source: Alton Brown via Food Network

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Vintage Cocktails Recap:
Day 1: Maple Leaf
Day 2: Thomas & Jeremiah
Day 3: French 75
Day 4: Old Fashioned
Day 5: Bee's Knees
Day 6: Manhattan
Day 7: Gimlet
Day 8: Ward 8
Day 9: Pink Lady
Day 10: Classic Daiquiri

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Classic Daiquiri


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Day 10:

Classic Daiquiri
½ oz simple syrup
1 oz lime juice
2 oz light rum

Shake & strain into chilled martini glass. Serve with lime peel garnish or lime wheel/wedge.

Source: Alton Brown via Food Network

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Vintage Cocktails Recap:
Day 1: Maple Leaf
Day 2: Thomas & Jeremiah
Day 3: French 75
Day 4: Old Fashioned
Day 5: Bee's Knees
Day 6: Manhattan
Day 7: Gimlet
Day 8: Ward 8
Day 9: Pink Lady

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pink Lady


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Day 9:

Pink Lady
½ oz grenadine
½ oz lemon juice
1 ¼ oz gin (I used Watershed)
1 egg white (pasteurized if you like)

Shake with ice; strain into glass straight up (no ice).

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Vintage Cocktails Recap:
Day 1: Maple Leaf
Day 2: Thomas & Jeremiah
Day 3: French 75
Day 4: Old Fashioned
Day 5: Bee's Knees
Day 6: Manhattan
Day 7: Gimlet
Day 8: Ward 8

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Ward 8


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Day 8:

Ward 8
½ oz lemon juice
½ oz orange juice
4 dashes grenadine
2 oz rye (I used Bulleit Rye; green label)

Add all to stainless steel shaker filled with ice. Stir together to chill. Strain into glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange wheel or wedge.

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Vintage Cocktails Recap:
Day 1: Maple Leaf
Day 2: Thomas & Jeremiah
Day 3: French 75
Day 4: Old Fashioned
Day 5: Bee's Knees
Day 6: Manhattan
Day 7: Gimlet

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Gimlet


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Day 7:

Gimlet
½ oz lime juice
1.5 oz gin (I used Watershed)
Dash soda water, to taste

Shake gin and lime juice over ice; strain into glass filled with ice. Add soda to taste. Twist lime peel over drink and use as garnish.

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Vintage Cocktails Recap:
Day 1: Maple Leaf
Day 2: Thomas & Jeremiah
Day 3: French 75
Day 4: Old Fashioned
Day 5: Bee's Knees
Day 6: Manhattan

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