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.
- 1 jigger vodka
- 1/2 jigger creme de cacao
- 1/2 jigger heavy cream
- Shake well with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass
He is excited about Vintage Cocktail Friday!
“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!
Nice. And how vintage is it?
Vintage enough that’s right here in my 1935 Old Mr. Boston Official Bar-Tenders Guide.
I love the 2-1 set. It is a joy. Good addition to the collection!
GREAT idea! This one sounds delicious, but how funny is it to name a cocktail just “Barbara”? haha.
It’s a party! I love creme de cacao and that Barbara Russian Bear looks and sounds good.
Whoa….looks awesome! I think I need one of these tonight!!!
First time I’ve seen Tom smile with his teeth.
My husband and I are HOWLING with laughter at your husband’s expression. Priceless! And damn right girl, he’s earned it LOLOL The Hubby wants to add that he’s a very good sport 🙂 Cheers!
I love this idea! I can’t wait to see what drinks you find to try out.
Isn’t this called a White Russian? I’ve put back a few of them in my lifetime!
Vintage cocktails will stand the test of time. I would rather have a Sidecar, a Highball, or a Gin and Tonic than some of the nauseating messes served at “Hey, I’m 21 years old today, woooot (hurl) woooot (hurl)!
Oh, I’m liking this new feature! What you need to do is have a bunch of Vintage Cocktail Fridays all on the same day. The photographs would be priceless!
This is priceless!
Whats the Hors D’oeuvre that goes with it?
Do you happen to know where Tom got that shirt? I’d love to get it as a gift for someone!
Hi LR! I actually made that shirt for Tom and had it printed out on one of those shirt printing sites. Sorry!
Ok, just ordered this bar set! Can’t wait for it to arrive! Pssst, you are an enabler!!