Holiday parties? What’s your poison for your Rockabilly Holidays?

Guest Post by Marla Verdugo – Makeup Artist

Holiday parties? Don’t know what your poison is yet?

Well darlin’ here is a guide whether you are servin’ or orderin’.

Simple and refreshing.

Toss back a few  bottles of brew. Budweiser and Miller High Life, if you want to keep it classic. (Those were just a couple of the most popular beers in the 50s.)

Whiskey. Bourbon. Scotch. (I love. love. love.)
Pick your poison. Straight up. Double it. On the rocks…Or with a splash of Coca-Cola.

For y’all swankier cats. Here are a few good drinks…with that kick.

(another one of my faves…kind of an old-man’s drink)

Here’s what you will need:
Drink Recipe Ingredients:
1 maraschino cherry
1 oz. Whiskey
0.25 oz. bitters
1 teaspoon(s) sugar
1 splash(es) water
lemon twist
1 slice(s) orange

What to do:
In an old-fashioned glass, muddle sugar, bitters and water
Add ice cubes
Add Whiskey
Garnish with lemon twist, orange slice and maraschino cherry

Moscow Mule.
Sooooooooo good, it will sneak up on your ass.

Here’s what you’ll need:
1¼ oz vodka
3 oz ginger beer
1 tsp sugar syrup
¼ oz lime juice
1 sprig mint
1 slice lime

What to do:
In a copper mug or cocktail glass, pour vodka over ice. Add sugar syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.

Probably the biggest hit of the 50s. From Gimlets to martinis to Tom Collins and many more.

Gin of course.

Here’s what you will need:
1 oz. Tanqueray London Dry Gin (25 oz. per bottle)
.25 oz. dry vermouth

What to do:
In a shaker with ice, add Tanqueray London Dry.
Shake and strain into chilled martini glass.
Spritz with hint of dry vermouth.
Garnish with olive.

Feeling dirty? (add more olives and olive juice.)

What’s the matter pussycat? Why such a sourpuss?
It must be the Gimlet…It has that sour-tangy-bite.

Yet another big hit in the fifties.

Here’s what you will need:
1.25 oz Tanqueray® gin
1 oz Rose’s® lime juice
1 twist lime

What to do:
Pour the gin and lime juice into a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the lime wedge.

Whatever your poison is…be safe…know your limits…and if you are passed them, then call a cab or sleep it off.
You want to be able to tell your wild stories and not be a part of a tragic one.

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