Vintage Cocktail Recipes Via 1900s


Taken from a very old book found at my Grandmother’s house, these are just a few of the many recipes found in this circa 1910 Guide to running a household, meal preparation, entertaining and more. These delectable, vintage cocktails will keep you and your guests refreshed and vibrant, no doubt. For the ingredients you may have never heard of, I’ve linked them to an explanation or where to get them.

Sherry Punch

Use one-gallon vessel to mix in; six ounces lemon juice, one pound of sugar dissolved in juice, two ounces abricotine, two ounces of Jamaica rum, three quarts sherry wine, one quart of Bourbon whiskey, one or two lemons, one or two oranges, slices and one half can of pineapple, sliced. Put into punch bowl with square piece of ice in center. Serve in stem glasses. […]

The Bride: Early 1900s How-To Book for Newlyweds – Part 1

I found this vintage how-to book for newlyweds in my granny’s house a few of years ago. She passed away in 2011, and this book was just amongst a bunch of other books in a box in her bedroom. I’d never seen it before, and it didn’t seem like anyone had had anything to do Read more about The Bride: Early 1900s How-To Book for Newlyweds – Part 1[…]

Small Town Coffee Shops Across the Southeast

Onyx Coffee Lab A fusion of Modern Ozark design and a seed to cup approach, the three Onyx Coffee Labs between Fayetteville, Arkansas and Springdale, Arkansas offer a truly unique experience. The beans are carefully selected and then roasted to perfection with the idea in mind that one should not taste the roast, but the bean and thus you Read more about Small Town Coffee Shops Across the Southeast[…]

Southern Made Southern Delicacies and Commodities

Palmetto Cheese Growing up I hated this stuff. I didn’t get why so my grandparents loved this pungent tasting paste between bread. Now, years and years later, I have grown an appreciation for many things I didn’t like as a kid and can run through a tub of this stuff in less than a day Read more about Southern Made Southern Delicacies and Commodities[…]

Holiday Recipes: Made from Scratch Sausage Balls

For me sausage balls have always been a staple around Christmas time. My mother made them pretty much every year and just like eggnog, my palate starts getting a hankering for their greasy, cheesy, spicy goodness.  The recipe below is for those of us who opt not to make them with instant biscuit mix and Read more about Holiday Recipes: Made from Scratch Sausage Balls[…]

Recipe of the Week: Creamed Corn

What you’ll need… 4 ears of corn (preferably white) 3 tablespoons of butter 2 tablespoons of oil 3/4 cup of whole milk 3 tablespoons of flour 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper  First heat the butter and oil in the skillet on low so that they don’t scorch. Then, unless you’ve bought Read more about Recipe of the Week: Creamed Corn[…]