For a retro party: Vintage holiday punch and cocktail recipes from the '50s & '60s

For a retro party: Vintage holiday punch and cocktail recipes from the ’50s & ’60s

Glacier highball, Christmas sparkler, Kris Kringle punch & vintage holiday punch and classic cocktail recipes

Retro party punch & cocktail recipes from 1961

Brighten holiday fun with the special sparkle of Canada Dry

Holly Ball

For a festive look, spear red and green maraschino cherries on a sprig of mint or holly. Place in tall glass with ice cubes. Add a jigger of whiskey, fill with sparking Canada Dry ginger ale.

Glacier highball

Pack tall glass and pointed paper cone with shaved ice. Invert cone on ice in glass, leaving cone-shaped “glacier.” Add a jigger of Scotch whiskey, will with a lively Canada Dry club soda.

Candy Cane Collins

Pour a jigger of gin or vodka over ice cubes in a tall glass. Fill with Canada Dry Collins mixer. Garnish with citrus slices and a candy cane. A tasteful holiday toast.

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Christmas sparkler

For a bright new drink, fill tall glass with cracked ice. Add 5 dashes of bitters, 2 ounces whiskey, gin or rum. Fill with sparkling Canada Dry grapefruit. Add lemon spiral; stir.

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Kris Kringle Punch

28-ounce bottle ginger ale
28-ounce bottle club soda
28-ounce bottle grapefruit
28-ounce bottle Hi-spot lemon
1/4 cup sugar
1 small jar (8 ounces) maraschino cherries
Citrus fruit slices
Optional: Add your favorite liquor to taste (gin, rum, whiskey or vodka)

Pour ice cold ginger ale, club soda, grapefruit and hi-spot over ice in a large punch bowl. Add sugar, cherries and fruit slices. Liquor if desired. Stir gently till sugar dissolves. Makes about 30 punch servings.

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A 5-minute recipe for vintage holiday punch from 1959

Now – A new Canada Dry holiday punch you can make in 5 minutes… 30 tangy servings from this recipe.

1/4 cup sugar
1 small jar (8 ounces) maraschino cherries
3 cups grapefruit juice
1 large bottle club soda
1 large bottle hi-spot lemon soda
1 large bottle ginger ale
Citrus fruit slices
Optional: Add your favorite liquor to taste (gin, rum, whiskey or vodka)

Combine first three ingredients; pour over ice into large punch bowl. Then add ice-cold hi-spot, club soda and ginger ale just before serving. Liquor if desired; stir gently. Makes about 30 punch cup servings.

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