Vintage Cocktails for Weddings

Over the last few years we have seen a rise in the desire for vintage cocktails. From speakeasies and themed events, the 1920s cocktails are no longer seen as a drink of the past and rather an alternative to the heavy, sugary sweet drinks that are prevalent in many bars and clubs.

Consumers are becoming more inclined to live a healthier lifestyle and from this, it has lead to a rise in people wanting simple, classic recipes that offer simplicity in their glasses. The trend towards returning to the bitter tastes comes from a desire for an unsweetened refreshing thirst quencher. It also helps that many of the popular vintage cocktails are ‘Instagrammable’, meaning a younger audience are now enjoying some old classics.

Vintage cocktails offer a sense of glamour, featuring 3-4 ingredients, each cocktail offers the chance of an unusual twist due to not being perceived as ‘too much’ already.

Vintage cocktails make the perfect addition to any wedding and celebration drinks menu. They ooze glamour and sophistication and will show your guests that you have real style. They taste good, look good and for us, they are a pleasure to make.

Here at Mambo, we are inspired by vintage cocktails, especially those of classical recipes. Below are some of our favourites, try them for yourself and don’t forget to tag us in your photos on social media!

Bee’s Knees

A long time classic featuring citrus flavours, honey and gin. This classic quickly becomes a personal favourite due to the simple mix, it is perfect for spring and summer relaxation.

  • 2 oz. gin
  • 75 oz. lemon juice
  • 75 oz. of honey simple syrup

Add all ingredients to the cocktail shaker, shake well and then strain into rocks glass.


Tabby Cat

The intriguingly named Tabby Cat caters for those that want a touch of elegance within their glass.

  • 2 oz. Dubonnet Rouge
  • 1 oz. Belvedere Pomarancza Vodka
  • 2 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish

Fill a mixing glass two-thirds full of ice and add all of the ingredients. Stir for approximately 30 seconds, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.


Vintage cocktails for weddings