Can you recommend an uncommon cocktail from the 1920s?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found a cocktail inspired by the 1920s era with a high rating. It incorporates ingredients like absinthe, orange juice, gin, and grenadine. This cocktail is cold, alcoholic, and not stirred. Enjoy a taste of the past with this unique and flavorful drink!
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You asked: Recommend an uncommon 1920s cocktail. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Monkey Gland

The Monkey Gland is a classic cocktail that harks back to the Roaring Twenties. It's a vibrant mix, notably combining...

Absinthe (2 drops), Orange juice (30ml), Gin (50ml), Grenadine (2 drops)

4 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Mary Pickford

The Mary Pickford cocktail is a classic concoction named after the famed silent film actress of the early 20th century....

Pineapple Juice (45ml), White rum (45ml), Grenadine (1 teaspoon), Maraschino Cherry Juice (7.5ml)

4 ingredients
4.43 / 5

20th Century

The 20th Century cocktail is a sophisticated and classic drink inspired by the golden age of rail travel. Named after...

Lemon Juice (20ml), Gin (45ml), Coffee liqueur (15ml), Lillet Blanc (20ml)

4 ingredients
4.34 / 5

Copenhagen 1939

Recipe by Axel Sørensen, bartender at Café da la Reine, Copenhagen, Denmark in the late 1930s. Interpreted by Moltkes Bar,...

Lemon Juice (Dash), Gin (30ml), Sugar Syrup (Dash), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Red vermouth (30ml), Cherry liqueur (30ml)

6 ingredients
3.97 / 5

The Uptown

This is my preferred way of making a Rob Roy. The first sip is really strong, but as you drink...

Grenadine (15ml), Red vermouth (Teaspoon), Whiskey (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.92 / 5


The Gatsby is a refreshing cocktail that harkens back to the glitz and glamor of the Roaring Twenties, a time...

Ginger Ale (150ml), Lime Cordial (30ml), Whiskey (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.9 / 5

Charlie Chaplin

The Charlie Chaplin cocktail pays homage to the famous British actor and filmmaker of the early 20th century. With a...

Lime juice (30ml), Apricot Brandy (30ml), Sloe Gin (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.82 / 5


Barfly is a unique and bold cocktail that packs a flavorful punch. With a base of 30ml gin and 30ml...

Gin (30ml), Whiskey (30ml), Cola (Top up)

3 ingredients
3.79 / 5

Stolly Dolly

The Stolly Dolly cocktail is a simple yet sophisticated blend, featuring the crisp and celebratory bubbly notes of champagne complemented...

Champagne / prosecco (175ml), Vodka (30ml)

2 ingredients
3.6 / 5

Funky Monkey

Interesting mix of flavours, fruity and easy to drink. Deceptively dangerous for a two shot cocktail!

Galliano (30ml), Lime juice (15ml), Orange juice (60ml), Green Chartreuse (30ml), Ginger Beer (Top up)

5 ingredients
3.57 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some common ingredients in 1920s cocktails?

Common ingredients in 1920s cocktails include gin, absinthe, orange juice, grenadine, and various liqueurs.

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What makes 1920s cocktails unique?

1920s cocktails often feature bold flavors and unique ingredient combinations inspired by the Prohibition era, making them distinct and interesting.

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How should I serve a 1920s cocktail?

1920s cocktails are typically served cold and can be shaken or stirred, depending on the specific recipe. They are often served in classic cocktail glassware.

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What occasions are 1920s cocktails suitable for?

1920s cocktails are ideal for themed parties, gatherings with friends, and celebrations that call for a touch of vintage sophistication.

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Can I easily find ingredients for 1920s cocktails today?

Yes, most ingredients for 1920s cocktails are readily available today, although some specialty liqueurs might require a visit to a well-stocked liquor store.

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