Monday, May 23, 2011

Retro 1950's Cocktail Party

I LOVE theme parties! What could be better than a 1950's style cocktail party? With this type of party, no main meal is served, just finger foods and cocktails. Of course, no 50's cocktail party would be complete without some swinging dance music from the era. too!

Here are a few retro recipes I found for cocktails and hors dourves:


Fill shaker 1/3 full shaved ice
1 jigger Brandy
1 jigger Creme De Menthe, White
Shake well.
Serve in No. 9 or 10 glass


Old Fashioned Cocktail

Prepare and serve in Glass No. 5
1 lump cube sugar
1 or 2 dashes Cocktail Bitters
1 dash seltzer
Muddle sugar until dissolved
1 jogger Rye, Bourbon or Scotch Whiskey
Cube of ice

Garnish with twist of lemon peel, 1 slice of orange, 1 maraschino cherry. Serve with highball spoon


Spread slices of uncooked bacon with peanut butter, Roll tight, fastening with toothpick. Toast under broiler flame until bacon is done. Serve by sticking toothpicks around larger apple.


Of course, don't forget the mood music...gotta have a little boss nova and some twisting songs!!! Be a hip cat and dress for the occasion, too! A little black dress, simple pearl necklace and some stillettos would be most appropriate. Man, I can't wait to throw one of these bashes soon!


  1. Thought this was VeeVay Park and a New Year's eve party! Swanky!

  2. Oh my Lord, how fun would this be? I love it - esp. the flaming cabbage...


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