Drinks from the Past

Can you guess how many different types of alcoholic drinks there are today? No? Well neither can we and we won’t even try because there are just too many to count! Not only are there different types of drinks, but all bartenders have their own spin on every drink they make, which is slightly different from the bartender making the same drink next to them. It makes sense that there are many drinks that have fallen to the wayside and got lost in the shuffle. Below are some drinks that we think might be useful to bring back for your menu:

 

Bombay Sapphire

This drink is a colorful take on the classic gin & tonic and is sweeter than the original.

Ingredients:

  • 1.75 ounces Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 0.50 ounce blue curacao
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • Light tonic water

Add the Bombay Sapphire, curacao, rosemary, lemon, and gently squeezed lemon wedge to a glass and swirl well to combine. Fill the glass with cubed ice and top with light tonic water and mix gently with a bar spoon.

 

Gin Rickey

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml gin
  • 1 whole lime cut in half
  • Sparkling water

Fill a highball glass with ice and add the gin. Juice the halves of lime into a glass and drop in the juiced lime shells. Fill with sparkling water and you’ve got yourself a classic American drink!

 

There are a variety of drinks that seem to have been forgotten over the years and some research will uncover plenty that you can add to your menu and modify with a modern twist.