7 Retro Cocktails You've Been Missing out on ...


Retro cocktails are a fun way to jazz up your gatherings.

They’re a throw back to your grandparents’ era, but there are so many that taste really good, yet they just don’t get the buzz that others do.

Maybe you’ve never heard of these retro cocktails, but I guarantee you’re going to love each and every one.

1. Sidecar


This is one of those retro cocktails that any bartender would have to look up.2

It’s just not that popular.

It should be though because it tastes delicious and it’s so easy to make.

Serve up a tray of these to get people talking at your next party.2


1 ounce Scotch whisky

¼ ounce Triple Sec

2 ounces sweet and sour mix

1 lime wedge


Place the whisky, the Triple Sec and the sweet and sour mix in a cocktail shaker.

Shake with ice and strain into a glass (sugar the rim, if desired).

Garnish with the lime wedge.

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2. Kokomo


Popular in the 1950s, this cocktail is creamy and delicious.2

It’s sure to make you feel like you’re partying on the beach in a poodle skirt with a greaser nearby.

You won’t find anything like this at your average corner bar, that’s for sure.


1 ounce vodka

1 ounce amaretto

1 ounce crème de cacao

1 ounce cream of coconut

1 ounce heavy cream

Toasted shaved coconut, for garnish


Place ice in a cocktail shaker, about ½ full.

Add all the ingredients, except the toasted coconut and shake well.

Strain into a glass and garnish with the coconut.

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3. Americano


This retro cocktail dates back to Prohibition times.

It may not be as popular as it once was, but it’s still got a delicious flavor that you’re going to absolutely love.



1 ½ ounces Campari

1 ½ ounce sweet vermouth

3 ounces chilled club soda

1 orange wheel, for garnish

1 lemon twist, for garnish


Put the ice into a chilled rocks glass.

Add the Campari, vermouth and club soda.2

Stir well to combine.

Add the orange and lemon for garnish.

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