So, because Tom eats so many horrible, horrible things for this blog, I decided that it was time for the blog to give something back to Tom.

I introduce to you: Vintage Cocktail Fridays! Sounds fun, huh?

I am sure by now you see the catch. Vintage cocktails. Some good, some bad. But most with alcohol, so Tom will be happy.

This week we are mixing out of a fun recipe card collection called the 2 In 1 International Recipe Card Collection: Mixed Drinks and Hors D’oeuvre from 1977. This is a recent score off of eBay, and I LOVE it!


These week I decided to take it easy on Tom, so we decided on the Barbara or Russian Bear cocktail.

Barbara or Russian Bear
Author: 2 in 1 International Recipe Card Collection, 1977
  • 1 jigger vodka
  • 1/2 jigger creme de cacao
  • 1/2 jigger heavy cream
  1. Shake well with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass




He is excited about Vintage Cocktail Friday!

Tom TastingIMG_2048

“Wait! Don’t drink it all at once!”

“Leave me alone! I earned this!”

The Verdict: Delicious

From the Tasting Notes:

Basically grown-up chocolate milk. Definitely alcoholic, tastes a lot like a frozen drink. Good!