Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

Retro Cocktails For Your Pad

Written by Chris Alm • September 23rd, 2009
Retro Cocktails For Your Pad

Do you know who Tom Collins is? Ever tried a Old Fashioned? Here are a couple of ideas for drinks that will make sure that your next retro themed Mad Men cocktail party is one for the books. Which is your favorite retro cocktail? Bottoms up from Ultra Swank.


  • 2 oz. Gin or Vodka
  • 2 drops Dry Vermouth (use less Vermouth for a drier Martini)
  • Garnish with olive or lemon twist

Tom Collins

  • Fill a Collins glass with ice
  • 1 1/2 oz. Gin
  • Fill glass with equal amounts of Sweet & Sour and soda Water
  • Garnish with a cherry and a lime squeeze

Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz. Brandy or Whiskey
  • Dash Angostura Bitters
  • 3 oz. Squirt or Grapefruit Soda
  • Maraschino Cherry
  • Garnish with lemon and orange slices
  • Use 7UP for a sweeter drink


  • 1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
  • 1/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth or Dry Vermouth
  • Dash Angostura Bitters (optional)
  • Garnish with maraschino Cherry

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Chris Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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