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Some things are better left in the past (bolo ties, dial-up Internet and your high school prom photos). Others should never have gone away in the first place. Case in point, these delicious old-fashioned tipples that are totally due for a resurgence. Here’s how to make them at home this weekend.
Invented after WWI and purportedly named after the motorcycle vehicle, this drink made with Cognac, Cointreau, lemon and sugar is a sour, boozy delight.
For an ultra-refreshing sip, you can’t beat this gin, lime and soda water combo. No wonder F. Scott Fitzgerald was so fond of it. (Cheers, old sport.)
This whisky cocktail may be Don Draper’s drink of choice, but its origins go back way before the Mad Men era—all the way to the 1880s.
Apparently this gin and lime cocktail came about in the 19th century after a naval doctor recommended sailors drink it to ward off scurvy. To your health!
Word to the wise—this Prohibition-era Champagne cocktail is more dangerous than it looks. (Hey, there’s a reason it’s named after the French 75mm gun.)
Crème de menthe gives this cocktail its green hue, while crème de cacao and cream make it taste like dessert. A 1920s boozy milkshake? Yes please.
Retro cocktails don’t come much better than this refreshingly sweet gin drink that dates back to 1876. Who was Tom Collins, you ask? Nobody knows.
This dry gin cocktail with Cointreau was first enjoyed in 1930s London, but we think it would make a perfect modern-day signature wedding drink.
When you can’t decide between dessert and a drink, give John Lennon’s favorite concoction of brandy, crème de cacao and cream a try. Yum.
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