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The 1970s were Horrorable

This week, I've decided to switch it up. Instead of simply agreeing with recreation of classic cocktails. I spun them around and remade them! I mean I love the 1970s classics but like everything they need a little overhaul to be applicable to the current taste.

A crooked screw



2 oz Bourbon

1/2 oz Orange juice

1 oz Pineapple juice

Sparkling Water

Garnish: Orange slice

Recipe: One of my oldest friends loves the original version of this cocktail with vodka and juice. Personally that is way too sweet for me! I decided to utilize a mixture of bourbon and sparkling water to cut down on the sweetness of the juice. This makes the cocktail a heavy hitter but not something that you drink too quickly and feel too fast. To make it, I pour bourbon, orange juice, and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. I give it a good shake and pour into a highball glass with ice. I top it off with a little sparkling water and garnish with an orange slice. I will say this cocktail is simple to make and delicious to enjoy after a long day.

A bitter Tom

Tom collins


2 oz Gin

1/2 oz Lemon juice

6 muddled blackberries

Tonic/sparkling water

Garnish: Blackberries

Recipe: This cocktail is one of my favorite light twists. I like this cocktail when I want a little alcohol but don't want to overdue it. To make this, you have to muddle blackberries in a cocktail shaker (use simple syrup if the blackberries aren't ripe to get them smushed). Then add ice, gin, and lemon juice. Give it a nice shake and carefully pour into a coupe glass. Add sparkling water or tonic on top and then add the garnish. It's light, hits the spot, and perfect for an afternoon cocktail or something to sip while enjoying a beautiful day.

The Brood was so 1970s

7 and 7


2 oz Bourbon whiskey

1 oz Lime juice


Garnish: Lime wedge/slice

Recipe: This is another simple cocktail based around the marketing of 7Up Soda. To switch it up, I added lime juice and switched from Canadian whiskey to bourbon. I also used Sprite because I don't know the difference between 7Up and Sprite (Someone tell me?). For this, all you have to do is pour bourbon and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Give it a good shake and then pour into a double old fashioned glass with ice. Top it with Sprite or whatever lemon lime soda you have.

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