7 Classic Cocktails From The 70’s That Are Super Easy To Make!
The 70’s were all about the rise of disco music, big hair and roller skate parties. Men wanted to be just like John Travolta while women tried to replicate Farrah Fawcetts’s now iconic ‘flip hair style.’ Along with great fashion and music, the era also had some seriously cool cocktails. Think Tom Collins, the Pina Colada and Brandy Alexander. Cool names for cool cocktails! Clink the link for easy to make recipes at home. Cheers baby!
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
2 ounces whiskey
Place the sugar cube (or 1/2 teaspoon loose sugar) in a rocks glass. Wet it down with 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a short splash of water or club soda. Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler, chopstick, strong spoon, lipstick, cartridge case, whatever. Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a lining. Add a large ice cube. Pour in the rye (or bourbon). Stir and serve.
1 ounce Aviation gin or brandy
1 ounce DeKupers dark crème de cacao
2 ounces heavy cream
Grated nutmeg garnish
Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with nutmeg.
1 ounce DeKupers green crème de menthe
1 ounce DeKupers white crème de cacao
2 ounces heavy cream
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass.
1-1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
4 ounces club soda
Orange slice for garnish
Cherry for garnish
Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain into a Collins glass. Add the soda and stir. Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.
Click here to find out how the cocktail got it’s name. It’s pretty wacky!
2 ounces Grand Marnier cognac or brandy
1 ounce DeKupers white crème de menthe
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.
1 oz Effen vodka
4 oz orange juice
Splash of Galliano
Pour vodka and orange juice into a tall glass filled with ice cubes and stir. Float Galliano on top by pouring slowly over a teaspoon turned bottom-side up. Garnish cocktails with an orange slice.
2 ounces Oban scotch
3/4 ounce Drambuie
Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice. Pour in scotch. Float Drambuie on top.
4 tsp grenadine (see tip, below)
1 large egg white
2 strips of pared lemon zest and 2 maraschino cherries, to garnish (optional)
Pour the gin and grenadine into a cocktail shaker, then fill with ice. Shake until the outside of the shaker feels ice-cold. Strain the mixture into a jug, discarding the ice.
Tip the egg white into the shaker and pour in the gin mixture. Shake well until the egg white is frothy. Pour the cocktail into the prepared glasses. Skewer the cherries onto cocktail sticks, if using, then use to garnish the glasses along with the pared lemon zest, if you like.
Feature image: LIFE magazine,1972