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Retro cocktail recipes

35 Recipes

Make a colourful retro cocktail using our best ever drinks recipes. Get the party started with a vibrant grasshopper or rich, creamy brandy alexander.

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  • Aviation cocktail in glass with berry and lemon zest garnish

    Aviation

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    Try our pretty-in-pink aviation cocktail for a fun, retro party drink. This easy gin-based drink is one to get the party started and is ready in just 5 minutes

  • Frozen pina colada cocktail in glass with straw

    Frozen piña colada

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    Take just three ingredients and made our tropical frozen piña colada cocktail. This easy, refreshing slushie is perfect for long, lazy summer afternoons

  • Two snowball cocktails served in tall glasses and garnished with cherries

    Classic snowball

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

  • Classic champagne cocktail in a tall flute glass

    Classic champagne cocktail

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Serve this cocktail in a flute so the sugar cube sinks to the bottom – it will drive the bubbles upward. Prosecco, crémant and cava also work well

  • Espresso martinis in glasses with stirrers

    Espresso martini

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.35 ratings

    Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

  • Blue cocktail with cherries

    Blue lagoon

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Try our refreshing take on the classic blue lagoon with lemonade and fresh citrus juice. This boozy retro classic cocktail is perfect for parties

  • Rob roy cocktail

    Rob roy

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    Showcase scotch whisky in this vibrant cocktail, with red vermouth, angostura bitters, orange zest and a cocktail cherry to serve

  • Banana daiquiri cocktail with a cocktail cherry and lime

    Banana daiquiri

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    Bring sunshine to your cocktail repertoire in the form of a punchy, fun banana daiquiri. Garnish with banana slices, lime wedges or cocktail cherries

  • Gin sling cocktail with lemon garnish

    Gin sling

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Mix up an elegant gin sling cocktail in a flash with our simple recipe. Garnish with rosemary and lemon and try topping up with pine soda for a fresh twist

  • Waterloo sunsets

    Waterloo sunsets

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Peach melba comes in cocktail form with this retro vanilla vodka and peach schnapps combo, complete with layered effect

  • Pina colada cocktails in glasses with pineapple wedges

    Piña colada

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.30 ratings

    A tropical blend of rich coconut cream, white rum and tangy pineapple – serve with an umbrella for kitsch appeal

  • Cosmopolitan

    Cosmopolitan

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

  • Two amaretto sours garnished with cherries

    Amaretto sour

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 ratings

    Combine amaretto, lemon, egg white and cherries with ice for a classic amaretto sour. A great cocktail to impress guests at a dinner party

  • Irish coffee served in glasses

    Irish coffee

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Indulge dinner guests with a classic Irish coffee at the end of a dinner party. Made with Irish whiskey, cream and coffee, it's a decadent finale to a meal

  • Brandy Alexander served in cocktail glasses

    Brandy alexander

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Sprinkle spiced sugar on this creamy cocktail for a Christmassy after-dinner treat. We have three fruity twists as well

  • Grasshopper cocktails served in martini glasses

    Grasshopper cocktail

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Looking for a spooky cocktail to serve at a Halloween party? With its bright green colour, this minty grasshopper cocktail will certainly look the part...

  • Sidecar cocktail

    Sidecar

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Try your hand at recreating a classic 1920s cocktail, the sidecar. It's easy to adapt – simply use cognac, or go with equal parts cognac, triple sec and lemon juice

  • A French 75 cocktail served with a strip of lemon zest

    French 75 cocktail

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Love gin and champagne? Combine the two in this classic cocktail with lemon, which is sure to be a hit at any celebration. Garnish with a strip of lemon zest

  • Tom Collins cocktail served in a glass

    Tom Collins

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

    Master the art of the classic Tom Collins cocktail, plus three twists. Gin, lemon, sugar syrup and soda water are the ingredients for your cocktail cupboard

  • Classic negroni served in a tumbler glass

    Classic negroni

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    To make the perfect classic negroni cocktail all you need is balance: use equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari, and choose the best products you have in reach

  • Clover club cocktail served in a cocktail glass

    Clover club

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Mix up a clover cocktail – a refreshing summer tipple made with gin, dry vermouth, lemon and raspberries and featuring a fabulous foam topping

  • Manhattan cocktail served in a stylish glass

    Manhattan

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination

  • Gimlet served in two cocktail glasses

    Gimlet

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Gin lovers rejoice: learn how to master a perfect gimlet and make your own lime syrup as part of it. Garnish with edible flowers for a final flourish

  • Old fashioned

    Old fashioned

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.11 ratings

    A traditional whisky cocktail with bitters, soda water and a simple orange garnish. Serve in a tumbler with plenty of ice

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