May 23

‘Gangster Squad’ Party (part 3 of 4): Drinks – Classic Cocktails

Tag: blinkboxblinkbox @ 8:46 am


In case there are any kids or concerned parents reading this: we’re not trying to say that you need to get drunk to have a good time: stay in school, alright?

But let’s assume that the rest of us are adults and as we know, there’s nothing quite like a quality libation to kick off a party. So here are a collection of popular cocktails from 1940s America – all made with ingredients that you should be able to source from your local Tesco (other supermarkets are available [though not recommended]).


  • 25ml Dry Vermouth
  • 50ml Rye Whiskey/Bourbon
  • Dash of bitters
  • Stir in cracked ice and strain into a cocktail glass
  • Garnish with maraschino cherry, if desired.

Dirty Shirley
As ordered by Ryan Gosling in ‘Gangster Squad’

  • 50ml
  • 250ml Ginger Ale/ Sprite
  • Dash of grenadine
  • Pour over ice into a highball, add the grenadine and garnish with maraschino cherry


  • 50ml Brandy
  • 30ml Orange Liquer (Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • Shake with ice and pour into a sugar-rimmed martini glass

Classic DaiquiriDaiquiri

  • 50ml Light Rum
  • 25ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • Sugar Syrup to taste (15ml or so)
  • Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes
  • Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Fruit Juice PunchPunch(Non-alcoholic)

  • 2 Parts Orange Juice
  • 1 Part Lemon Juice
  • 1 Part Pineapple Juice
  • 3 Parts Dry Ginger Ale
  • Add berries and orange slices to garnish

Remember: Cool cats and kittens always drink responsibly.


One Response to “‘Gangster Squad’ Party (part 3 of 4): Drinks – Classic Cocktails”

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