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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.