Wednesday, December 31, 2014

warehouse cocktail bar department: new year's eve suggestions, 1970s style

Saturday Night, December 1976.
With tonight being New Year's Eve, the time seems right to post a pile of booze ads with drink suggestions which were tucked away in a mid-1970s edition of Saturday Night magazine.

Don't fret if you don't have a magnifying glass, as you can click on any of the images for a larger version. Feel free to substitute your favourite brand, which may be unavoidable for long-gone labels.


Saturday Night, December 1976.
Note the thoughtfully-included non-alcoholic recipe for individual servings of homemade egg nog.

Saturday Night, December 1976.
The funny thing is that none of these drinks trace their historical origins to the countries represented. I imagine other Lamb's international treats include the Australian Mojito, the Bulgarian Caipirinha, the Icelandic Pina Colada, and the Namibian Flaming Rum Punch.


Saturday Night, December 1976.
Given a recent post about Saturday Night and Marian Engel's 1976 novel Bear, I had to toss this one in. Best downed while reading.

Family Circle,January 9, 1979.
As a bonus, from the same pile of ad clippings comes this roundup of cocktail recipes from New York's 21 Club which found their way into Family Circle.

Family Circle,January 9, 1979.
Play it smart this New Year's Eve: enjoy a cocktail or mocktail to toast the arrival of 2015, but don't be an obnoxious lout even if everyone else around you is.

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