Yes I love all things vintage.  I also love mixing vintage with modern as you can see in these blog posts about my vintage jewellery makes.  What I also love though is vintage cocktails.


Some of the best and most loved cocktails were created some time ago, they are not just vintage, they are timeless and classic.  They are tantalising and will have your palate tingling with delight.  The vintage cocktails below are amazing, they have stood the test of time and will most certainly be a hit this Christmas and New Year if you decide to get them a try.


Vintage Cocktail: Dry Martini

Dry Martini

A true vintage original.  The Dry Martini is a simple straightforward cocktail comprised of gin and dry vermouth.  It can be garnished with an olive or a lemon twist.



Vintage Cocktail: Manhattan

manhattan cocktail

Traditionally a Manhattan would have been made with rye whiskey however nowadays it is made with whatever whiskey you like or bourbon.  You will need whiskey, sweet vermouth, aromatic bitters and a Maraschino cherry for garnish.  Mix and serve.



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Vintage Cocktail: Old-fashioned

old fashioned cocktail

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Simple to make yet a classic that is still favoured today.  The Old-fashioned is another vintage cocktail that is extremely easy to make but has a well-rounded flavour which is loved the world over.  You begin with bourbon, sugar, bitters and top off with a slice of orange.



Vintage Cocktail: Blood & Sand Cocktail


Image Credit: Taste Cocktails

Thought to have been created in the 1920’s, the Blood & Sand Cocktail is traditionally made with four ingredients consisting Scotch Whisky, Cherry Brandy, Sweet Vermouth and fresh orange juice.


Vintage Cocktail: Margarita


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One that most of us know about.  The classic recipe is straight-forward to make.  Tequila, triple sec, and lime juice and that is it a tasty Margarita. Nothing better than a traditional well made Margarita!


Vintage Cocktail: The Mojito


Not so much vintage as a true classic from the 1500s!  The Mojito is a very popular cocktail today and I can see why.  The perfect mojito is made with white rum, mint leaves, soda water, sugar and fresh lime juice.  A most popular drink that is truly elegant.



I really do hope you try one or more of these vintage cocktail ideas.  I have no doubt you will love them as much as those before you enjoyed making them and drinking them!




Want to know how to make the most delicious inspiring vintage cocktails? Head over to read how to make the likes of a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned. A sure fire way to delight your guests.




Have you bought everything you can think of as a Christmas present?  Want to find something a little bit different?  Have a look at my unique Christmas Gift Guide items for some inspiration.  I’m sure you will find something that will help you surprise something this Christmas!


Retro Gaming

This retro plug and play game is awesome.  It has a library of over 200 retro games which all you have to do is plug and play.  A must to share with your kids what your favourite games were growing up!  A great talking point.  Head over to Find a Gift to get yours.


retro game

Image Credit Find Me A Gift


Doris & Co

Doris & Co is a British company who English creamware pottery and home wares using old fashioned methods traditional to England. They have stunning pottery for all tastes.  Their From Small Acorns mug is beautiful and just want you need to help your dreams grow in to reality!


doris and co

Image credit Doris & Co



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Child’s Farm

Baby bedtime kit  – £12.99 from Childsfarm.com
A perfect gift for parents of a newborn this Christmas! The baby bedtime gift set contains 3 large bottles of essential baby lotions and washes, and routine information to help make bedtime for baby easy. This range from Child’s Farm is amazing, it has been specially developed to care for baby‘s delicate skin – even if it’s prone to sensitivity and even eczema. So mild and gentle is the range that it is suitable for newborns & babies with sensitive skin and even newborns & babies with eczema prone skin.


Child's Farm



I first came across the Wonderbag when it was tested on The Gadget Show.  The Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary, non-electric portable slow cooker. It continues to cook food which has been brought to the boil by conventional methods for up to 12 hours without the use of additional electricity or fuel.  How unique is that?  An ideal present for those who love camping or glamping or just a day out!



Image credit Wonderbag



Trusted brand Braun have two products that are idea for those who love grooming.  The Braun Multi Grooming kit offers face and head trimming all in one package.  You can get yours here. I mean with beards being so fashionable, it’s a great gift to help with grooming!

For women you can purchase the Braun Silk-epil 9 Skin Spa which combines an innovative sonic exfoliation brush for epilation excellence.  But don’t take my word for it, you can purchase it now to find out how wonderful it is.


Braun Silk Epil9

Image credit Superdrug


men's grooming kit

Image credit Superdrug


Coffee Gator


These Coffee Gator products are an absolute must for any coffee lover!  The Gator Pour Over Coffee Kettle allows you to make the perfect cup of coffee with the right amount of water at the right temperature to ensure a delicious note and aroma to your coffee.  The Coffee Canister is also a must to insure your ground coffee or beans are kept fresh and fragrant for a perfect cup of coffee every time!







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