8 Vintage Cocktail Recipes

Going with a vintage feel for your wedding? Why not include some vintage cocktails too! Just like fashion, different cocktail trends are associated with different eras. Choose one or a few of any of these 8 vintage cocktail recipes to transport guests to another decade.

Moscow Mule Vintage Cocktail

The Moscow Mule is so delicious and refreshing, bonus points if you serve them in copper mugs!

Photo and recipe: Cocktails for Breakfast

Greyhound Vintage Cocktail

Pretty, tasty, and only 2 ingredients? The Greyhound is easy and perfect for a wedding!

Photo and recipe: Kitchen Konfidence

White Lady Vintage Cocktail

The White Lady? A no-brainer for a bride’s signature drink!

Photo and recipe: Serious Eats by Marleigh Riggins Miller

Manhattan Vintage Cocktail

A Manhattan is the ultimate classic cocktail.


  • 2 oz. Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Pour all ingredients over ice in a mixing glass. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Photo: Dave Robbins Photography via Style Me Pretty

Clover Club Vintage Cocktail

The Clover Club has been around for about 100 years, making it a true classic! The foamy head on top is from emulsifying the egg white with a strong shake and gives the drink a little extra body too!

Photo and recipe: Smith & Ratliff

French 75 Vintage Cocktail

Ooh la la! Take your champagne toast to the next level with a French 75 instead!

Photo and recipe: Oh So Beautiful Paper

Sidecar Vintage Cocktail

Having a Gatsby-inspired wedding? Serve a prohibition-era cocktail, the Sidecar! Just make sure you use ingredients from the store, not the ones made in bathtubs!

Photo and recipe: Oh So Beautiful Paper

Brandy Alexander Vintage Cocktail

Warm up with this sweet and spiced toddy after dinner!

Brandy Alexander:

1 1/2 oz. Brandy
1 oz. Dark Creme de Cacao
1 oz. Half-and-Half
1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg

Shake brandy, creme de cacao, and half-and-half with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Photo and recipe: Elizabeth Anne Designs