Vintage Bar Wear: Everything You Need to Keep it Retro and Classy.

January 9, 2015

So appropriate for a chilly friday evening, our blogpost today is on vintage bar wear. Scroll through for recipes, snapshots, and must-haves for a great vintage bar set up.


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Vintage Light.


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Gotta keep those cocktails cold somehow! A vintage Rival Ice-O-Matic will do the trick.



And where better to put all that crushed ice than into this awesome vintage Ice Bucket.


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Cranberry Punch (about 15 servings)

1 bottle of gin (Tanqueray or Beefeater)

10 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier

10 oz unsweetened cranberry juice

10 oz freshly squeezed orange juice

2 teaspoons of almond essence

1 bottle of dry sparkling wine (Gruet Brut, cava or prosecco)

Combine all ingredients, except for the sparkling wine, in a punch bowl. Stir together and store covered in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Once you’re ready to serve, stir the the punch again, then add the bubbly. Put an orange twist* into each cup and and ladle in the punch.

*Find a ripe, brightly-colored fresh orange with thick, firm skin. With a small knife (or a regular vegetable peeler), slice off a thin, ribbon-like peel, similar to what you’d get peeling a potato. Do this over each cup so the spray of orange oil lands in the cup. Twist the peel into a spiral to release even more oil and throw it in the cup.


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Champagne Flutes.


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Vintage Tom Collins

1 1/4 oz. Tanqueray London Dry

1 oz. lemon or lime juice

1 Teaspoon sweet & sour mix

1 Splash club soda

1 Slice orange


In a shaker half filled with ice cubes, add Tanqueray London Dry, lemon or lime juice, and sweet & sour mix.

Shake well. Strain into collins glass filled with ice. Add club soda and stir well. Garnish with maraschino cherry.




Vintage Beer Glasses.



Old Fashioned (Whiskey).

2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

1 Splash Water

1 Teaspoon Sugar

1 Maraschino Cherry

1 Orange Wedge

Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.


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Vintage Shot Glasses.


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Old Pal.

1 oz. Bourbon

3/4 oz. Dry Vermouth

3/4 oz. Campari

Stir Ingredients with ice. Strain into small cocktail glass, sip in small doses until your tongue adjusts to the Campari.


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Vintage Ceramic Figurine Whiskey Bottles.



Horse’s Neck.

1 1/2 oz. Brandy

1 Dash Angostura Bitters

3 oz. Ginger Ale

Add a few ice cubes into the glass. Pour the brandy (or bourbon) over the ice cubes. Top with ginger ale. Add a dash of bitters. Garnish with a lemon zest.

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Vintage Mini Travel Bar. (Right hand compartment is for alcohol bottles.)