3 Cocktails of the 80s

If you put it nicely, the 1980s were an interesting time for cocktails. Although neon cocktails made with pre-made mixes in a rudimentary style have killed the original cocktail culture almost forever. Still, it’s fun to look back today, whether you want to host an 80s party or just to remember what drinking was like 30 years ago.


Fuzzy Navel

STORY

A Fuzzy Navel is a mixed drink of peach schnapps and orange juice. It is a very simple mixed drink of the 80s. If you’re planning your next 80s party, Fuzzy Navel should not be missed.

INGREDIENTS

  • 90 ml/ 3 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 90 ml/ 3 oz. orange juice
  • orange wheel

METHOD

  1. Pour the schnapps into a highball glass. 
  2. Add ice and top with fresh orange juice.
  3. Stir and garnish with an orange wheel.

SLOE GIN FIZZ

STORY

Sloe Gin is from England and has everything to do with “Sloe Berries”. These are small wild berries that are found everywhere in England. Purely they taste terrible. But the English have found a great way to use the Sloe Berries. Of course, by soaking in alcohol. The berries were dipped in a gin with a touch of sugar. And so Sloe Gin was born.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Sloe Gin
  • 20 ml/ ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • Sodawater
  • lemon wedge

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients to a highball glass.
  2. Add ice and top with Sodawater.
  3. Stir gently and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Alabama Slammer

STORY

This cocktail was popular with students in the 1980s. An Alabama Slammer is a cocktail of Amaretto, Southern Comfort, Sloe Gin and orange juice. The Alabama Slammer is the top drink for your next 80s party.

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Southern Comfort
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Sloe Gin
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Amaretto
  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. orange juice

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a cherry and orange wheel.

Sloe Gin Fizz

Story Sloe Gin is from England and has everything to do with “Sloe Berries”. These are small wild berries that are found everywhere in England. Purely they taste terrible. But the English have found a great way to use the Sloe Berries. Of course, by soaking in alcohol. The berries were dipped in a gin […]

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A Night in Palma

STORY In the spring of 2019 I travelled to Palma de Mallorca and visited the Atlantico cocktail bar. A very interesting bar, where the bartenders Paula and Vernando showed me how to make the cocktail “A NIGHT IN PALMA”. If you ever come to Mallorca, I would highly recommend the Atlantico cocktail bar. INGREDIENTS 60 […]

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Bunny`s Finest

STORY My grandfather had a farm with lots of animals and a lot of vegetables. Of course, he also grew carrots. That’s why I want to show you a cocktail with carrots. The combination of grated carrots and Schweppes Ginger Beer is unusual, but really delicious. INGREDIENTS 45 ml/ 1 ½  oz. Gin 1 bar […]

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Blody Mary

STORY The Bloody Mary is well known for being the ultimate hangover cure. The Vodka and tomato juice is enhanced with a combination of spices and flavours. INGREDIENTS 40 ml / 1 ⅓ oz.  Vodka 40 ml / 1 ⅓ oz. lemon juice tomato juice 3-4 dashes of Worcester sauce  3-4 dashes of Tabasco pepper, […]

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Tequila Sunrise

STORY There are many things to love about the Tequila Sunrise. It is easy to mix up at a moments notice, it is beautiful to look at, it is a refreshingly fruity cocktail, and, of course, there’s Tequila! INGREDIENTS 40 ml / 1 ⅓  oz. Tequila 10 ml / ⅓ oz. lemon juice 120 ml […]

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