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7 Classic Cocktails From The 70’s That Are Super Easy To Make!

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!


Old Fashioned

1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
club soda
2 ounces whiskey
old-fashioned glass

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.


Brandy Alexander

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.

Tom Collins

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.

Harvey Wallbanger

1 oz Effen vodka
4 oz orange juice
Splash of Galliano
Orange slice

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.


Rusty Nail

2 ounces Oban scotch
3/4 ounce Drambuie

Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice. Pour in scotch. Float Drambuie on top.


Pink Lady

100ml London Dry gin
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

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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