December 28, 2011

5 vintage cocktail recipes to help you ring in the New Year!

Day 362 of Vintage 365

The holiday season, by it's very nature of festive gatherings, brings with it the chance to chat and catch up with friends and loved ones, sometimes for the first time in a year, others simply the first encounter that day or week. In talking with others lately it really seems as though, just as my husband and I did, many of you also endured challenging, often stressful years throughout 2011.

With a world that is still in a very, very rocky economic state, an exceedingly hard job market, sky-high prices, a tough real estate market, several substantial nature disasters, and myriad other significant problems, one would be more than forgiven for feeling like we've all just weather one rather massive heck of the storm.

Yet, as always, there remains the prospect of brighter days for all. Even if life was a sweet as peach to you this year (as I really hope it was!), there are few amongst us who couldn't do with even less worries and many wonderful reasons to smile.

As we head straight towards New Year's Eve this coming Saturday, I thought that it would be completely fitting to share five vintage cocktail recipes with all of you, should you be looking for a tipple - beyond the usual champagne - help celebrate the awesomeness of New Year with!

{An enticing looking Creme de Cacao and Creme de Menthe filled Grasshopper positively beckons one to read the delicious vintage cocktail recipes in this lovely yesteryear DuBouchett ad. Image via Tuula on Flickr.}


While my health prevents me from being able to consume any alcohol myself, I will definitely be whipping together a scrumptious virgin drink or two for myself to enjoy merrily as we wait eagerly for the ball to drop on the 31st.

I hope that you enjoy these seriously yummy sounding vintage cocktails, dear friends, and that we're all able to wrap up 2011 on a positive note, flush with the beautiful hope and excitement of a better year to come for one and all!


  1. 2011 has not been the best of years for us. I remember saying the same thing about 2010. But I have hope for 2012.

    The vintage cocktails look interesting. I wonder what a grasshopper would taste like. I think I'd like to try one of those.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. My son used to live in North York but is now in Don Mills, and I'm an hour away in Waterloo Region.

  2. Love it! I'm a non-drinker myself, but I too adore vintage cocktail recipes. Some day I'll actually figure out what goes into an Aviator -- coolest sounding drink name EVER! ;D

  3. Mine's a Grasshopper please:) Usually I drink Baileys on ice or Pina Colada but why not push the boat out to celebrate the New Year!