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Cocktail Recipes from the 90s to Take You Down Memory Lane

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Let’s admit it: We all have a soft spot in our hearts for '90s nostalgia. Be it lip-smacking food or the acid-washed jeans that reigned supreme during the bygone era, sweet memories of it keep flashing back in all areas of today’s culture. If you're a millennial seeking to experience the 90s from an adult perspective or yearn for long-forgotten beverages, there is an abundance of cocktail recipes to help you. Embark on a journey through time and relish some vintage bar drinks due for a comeback. Continue reading to discover how to recreate some of the most exquisite cocktails popular during that period.

Retro Cocktail Recipes That Deserve a Comeback

Nostalgic bar drinks are set to make a grand comeback this year. So, here’s your chance to uncover some of the most amazing retro cocktail recipes that might work well on your modern home bar! From tangy vodka cocktails to the wackier (yet highly lovable) Martini with fun twists, take a step back in time and revisit some of the finest cocktail recipes from the 90s.

1. Apple Martini

Whether you want to entice your taste buds with a blend of sweet-and-sour vodka cocktails or one with a true essence of apple flavour, apple martini fits your taste just right. Apple Martini has a quick and simple recipe. It can be prepared in a few minutes with just four easy-to-find ingredients.

- 1 2/3 shot of Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka
- 5/6 shot of sour apple liqueur
- 1/3 sugar syrup
- 1/6 shot of Lime cordial 
- 1/6 shot of Lime juice
- 1/6 shot of lemon juice

- Mix the ingredients and shake them well.
- Serve the mixture in a martini cocktail glass.
- Additionally, you can add an apple slice for garnishing.

2. Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary Cocktail
Blood Mary is a vodka-based cocktail that savours your taste buds with an explosion of flavours. Spicy, salty, and savoury- the classic vodka cocktail is a perfect companion to your brunches and lunches.

- 2 Shots of Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka
- 4 shots of tomato juice
- ½ shot of Lemon juice 
- A few drops of hot pepper sauce (red) and Worcestershire sauce

- Mix the ingredients well by rolling and not shaking or stirring.
- Additionally, you can sprinkle a  pinch of black pepper and celery salt to enhance the tangy flavour.
To serve the drink in style, use a Collins glass.

3. Champagne Cocktail

Planning to celebrate something? How about raising a champagne toast? Champagne cocktails exemplify pure elegance and grace. The sparkling cocktail is perfect to impress your house party guests.

- 1 Sugar cube
- 3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
- 1 shot of cognac brandy
- 3 1/3 brut champagne

- Make your champagne cocktail sparkle with a sugar cube coated with bitters.
- Drop the coated sugar cube in a flute glass and pour a chilled champagne mixture over it for a perfect celebration drink!

4. Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan Cocktail
Cosmopolitan is a tangy vodka cocktail that subtly combines the flavour of vodka with cranberry juice and lemon zest.

- 50 ml Vodka
- 30 ml Cointreau
- Cranberry juice

- Mix the ingredients well.
- To make sure the drink remains lip-smackingly sweet and sour, chill the cocktail glasses before pouring the concoction into it.

5. Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island tea is always worth a try, a powerhouse of flavours and aroma!

- 22 ml Vodka
- 22 ml Gin
- 22 ml White Rum
- 22 ml Blanco Tequila
- 22 ml Triple Sec
- 22 ml Sour mix

- The secret to making the best Long Island Tea is to shake the ingredients together in a shaker not stir it.
- Pour the blend over fresh ice and add a slice of lemon and the cola for the finishing touch.
- Indulge in the Irresistible Charm of Classic Cocktail Recipes

Looking to capture nostalgia in a glass with some amazing bar drinks from the '90s? Whether you are hosting a retro-theme house party or planning to rewatch an old favourite TV show, you can rest easy knowing there are many classic cocktail recipes to accompany your plan.

The Bar offers one of the finest collections of cocktail recipes that will whisk you away to the unmistakable charm of the past. These bar drinks beautifully capture the essence of reserved charm, offering a captivating and irresistible taste and aroma.