Vintage drink recipes
Refreshing Classic Tom Collins Cocktail

5 classic Tom Collins cocktail recipes

A Tom Collins isn’t a drink just named after some guy, somewhere. Find out the story of ‘Have you seen Tom Collins?’ – and get recipes for four original, old-fashioned versions of the Tom Collins cocktail.

Classic cocktail vintage recipes for drinks from 1940s

How to make 30 classic cocktails & drinks (1946)

Love those classic cocktails? Get the recipes here for some of the finest from the 40s: Gin Rickey, Creme de Menthe Frappe, Hot Toddy, Side Car, Pink Lady, Stinger, Champagne Cocktail, Manhattan, Daiquiri & more!

Strawberry liqueur

16 fruity, boozy classic cordial & liqueur recipes

Try one or more of these classic cordial recipes – featuring cherries, raspberries, blackberries, redcurrants, oranges and peaches – and create yourself a rainbow of fruit flavor liqueurs the old-fashioned way!

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Cool drinks: 10 retro sippers for summer (1977)

Tall, fruity coolers, with or without spirits, are much more refreshing than the usual carbonated soft drinks or heady cocktails. Try drink recipes like this red rum cooler, iced tea Hawaiian, Hawaiian rainbow or sunshine floats.

30 fun & fruity non-alcoholic drink recipes (1919)

30 fun & fruity non-alcoholic drink recipes (1919)

Booze-free beverages were all the rage after prohibition kicked in, so from a huge collection of suggestions published in 1919, we found these 30 fruity non-alcoholic drink recipes that would still work well today.

Fun things to do with watermelon - recipes

17 wild & wonderful watermelon recipes (1972)

It’s surprising what you can do with watermelon — cook it, chill it, pickle it — for a side dish, salad, dessert, drink, relish or topping. Here are some great watermelon recipes for you to try!

Cafe frappe & chocolate frappe recipes (1896)

Old-fashioned cafe frappe & chocolate frappe recipes

You can think of these Victorian chocolate and coffee frappe recipes as precursors to Starbucks’ Frappuccino. You can even combine a couple and make an icy mocha frap of your own, courtesy of these recipes from the 19th century!