Retro cocktails for a party?
I'm throwing myself a birthday party and my inspiation is the show Mad Men on AMC. I am doing appetizers from the late 50s and early 60s and would like to serve cocktails to match.
Ideally I would like to have cocktails that I could partially mix up in a pitcher ahead of time and guests would only need to add ice and/or a single mixer.
So far, all I can come up with are manhattans, singapore slings, mai tai....
what else can I do?
Thanks in advance
Moscow mules or my preferred variation, gin-gin mules: gin, ginger beer (NOT ginger ale), and lime juice!
Nothing says sixties alcohol [excess?][hospitality?] to me more than a pitcher of martinis, served down. For full effect, make sure someone slurs at the end of the night "it's okay: I'll follow him home." You probably wouldn't want to mix it ahead of time, but you could measure the ingredients ahead of time.
If you want to have a beer option you might consider brands that were widely popular back then, like Miller High Life, Schaefer, or Ballantine.