Though often tone deaf, sexist and generally ill-conceived, vintage booze ads can also be strangely endearing—and often hilarious, especially when it comes to their cocktail recommendations. Take a look back at eight of the most eyebrow-raising cocktails ever featured in old liquor ads—and then mix up something entirely different.
Care for some piping hot Dr Pepper? Just add lemon and rum!
The History of Four Loko
Normally we’d rather have a cocktail than eat our mixed greens, but this Midori Parfait is pushing its luck.
There’s nothing quite like murky brown liqueur topped with neon green liqueur.
Step 1: Make a perfectly balanced Martini or Manhattan. Step 2: Water it down with ginger ale!
Instant Pussycat Mix was a thing that existed.
So was Tomcat Mix!
SoCo and crème de menthe, anyone?
This milk, maple syrup and vodka drink does not deserve any cowbell.