BOOZE: Throwback Cocktails

Throwback Thursday is all about backwards thinking - in a good way!  We like to look back on classic cocktail recipes for inspiration.  Here are a few tasty recipes we've seen recently from around the web.


Bee’s Knees

Reblogged from 

The Bee's Knees cocktail is a gin, lemon and honey classic that dates back to prohibition.  The phrase "bee's news" was prohibition-era slang for "the best." In that time, the addition of ingredients such as citrus and honey were often used to cover the less than ideal smell and taste of bathtub gin.  Improving the taste of an inferior gin may have been the goal, but the result was a fantastic concoction that can hold its own today.

  Photo -   Josh Sullivan for Post Prohibition

Photo - Josh Sullivan for Post Prohibition


Reblogged from Home Wet Bar


Created to commemorate the 1969 moon landing, this sweet cocktail is said to be the first thing that Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong drank upon their return to Earth. How freaking cool is that sentence? I had never heard of this forgotten cocktail but upon looking at the ingredients knew it was a winner. With floral and fruity notes I think it’d be a hit at brunch or anytime during spring or summer.

  • 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz of orange liqueur
  • 3 drops of rose water
  • top with champagne or sparkling wine

Combine grapefruit juice, orange liqueur, and rose water into shaker with ice. Shake and then strain into champagne flute, top the glass with your choice of champagne or sparkling wine.