If we\u2019re all about \u201880s and \u201890s fetishism these days (acid-wash denim fans, rejoice!), you gotta believe it\u2019s not too long before whoever\u2019s in charge of exploiting cultural nostalgia turns our collective attention to the 1970s. Maybe not the worst idea. Think about it: the \u201970s have everything we need right now: showy chest hair to give hipster beard growers new terrain; musicians who generally got by without massive image management or Twitter feuds; and, oh yes,\u00a0the lily-voiced, strut-worthy confidence of\u00a0Mr. Barry Gibb. Sure, bring it on! One thing we can\u2019t imagine reviving from the Me Decade: the cocktail culture. And that\u2019s a term we use loosely, especially when you compare the \u201970s bar scene to the modern era, with its\u00a0house-made bitters and speakeasy passwords and $15 craft drinks. Back in the \u201970s, drinking was an accompaniment to night life, not the lead act. Which is how you got a drinks culture divided between cheap beer and watered down whiskey on one hand, and hyper-sweet, rich and creamy drinks on the other. (Yes, the latter generally \u201cintended for the ladies.\u201d Ugh.) We\u2019re not necessarily recommending you make all of these. You\u2019ll notice a prevalence of \u201ccr\u00e8me\u201d \u2014 and cream \u2014 which may make a bunch of these drinks seem like just \u2026 too much.\u00a0Then again, maybe you\u00a0need a little more \u201970s glam in your life. And if you\u2019re\u00a0not quite ready to wear it, drink it. 14. BRANDY ALEXANDER DustyOldThings One of the many \u201ccr\u00e8me\u201d vehicles of the 1970s. And actually just damn delicious. How could it not be? Brandy, cr\u00e8me de cacao, and heavy cream. No idea how people fit into those\u00a0tight suits. And\u00a0then\u00a0went dancing. RECIPE: 1 1\/2 oz\u00a0brandy 1 oz\u00a0dark creme de cacao 1 oz\u00a0half-and-half or heavy cream 1\/4 tsp grated\u00a0nutmeg Combine brandy, cr\u00e8me de cacao, and half-and-half or\u00a0heavy cream in a mixing glass with ice and shake vigorously.\u00a0 13. HARVEY WALLBANGER A Plus You know that\u00a0funky bottle of yellow stuff\u00a0sitting almost totally unused on the back bar? That\u2019s Galliano, a sort of vanilla-sweet Italian liqueur. Together with \u201870s favorite vodka and a bunch of OJ, they create the sweet, golden lovechild that is the Harvey Wallbanger. RECIPE: 1 1\/2 ounces vodka 4 ounces orange juice 1\/2 ounce Galliano 1 orange slice for garnish Fill a highball glass\u00a0with ice cubes. Mix\u00a0vodka and orange juice and stir.\u00a0Float\u00a0Galliano on top. Garnish with\u00a0orange slice. 12. TEQUILA SUNRISE Tequila Sunrise garnished with orange and cherry (Wikipedia) Serious \u201870s claim to fame since it was\u00a0the booze that fueled\u00a0(at least half) of The Rolling Stones 1972 American Tour, aka \u201cThe Cocaine and Tequila Sunrise Tour.\u201d Yet more juice and a flare of color from (sweet, surprise?) grenadine. RECIPE: 2 msr\u00a0tequila orange juice 2 dashes\u00a0grenadine syrup Pour tequila into ice-filled highball glass.\u00a0\u00a0Top with orange juice and stir. Add grenadine. Let sit at bottom of glass. Do not stir. Garnish with a straw and cherry or orange. (Little umbrella optional.) 11. TOM COLLINS Creative Culinary This may seem like a comparatively \u201cclean\u201d cocktail compared with the others \u2014 just gin, lemon, simple syrup, and some soda. But in the 1970s the drink was made with a prepackaged mix, chock full-o-sugar. The story behind how it got it's name is fascinating! RECIPE: 1 1\/2 cups ice 2 fluid ounces gin 3\/4 fluid ounce lemon juice 1\/2 fluid ounce simple syrup 1 cup ice 2 fluid ounces club soda 1 lemon wedge Fill a Collins glass with 1 1\/2 cups ice, set aside in the freezer. Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled Collins glass.\u00a0Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge. 10. GRASSHOPPER Pinterest Ah, the cloyingly sweet glory days of cr\u00e8me de menthe. Some recipes are more like melted mint chocolate chip ice cream that\u2019ll also get you buzzed. Ours is a bit more balanced, cool and refreshing, like a shirt unbuttoned to let that chest hair breathe. RECIPE: 3\/4 oz\u00a0green creme de menthe 3\/4 oz\u00a0white creme de cacao 3\/4 oz\u00a0light cream Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve. 9. MANHATTAN Inspired Taste Also known as the "Drinking Man's Cocktail," the Manhattan has a much-debated history, but everyone agrees the drink was indeed invented in New York City in the second half of the 1800s. Whiskey, sweet vermouth, and maraschino cherries are the unwavering ingredient list. RECIPE: 3\/4 oz\u00a0sweet vermouth 2 1\/2 oz\u00a0bourbon whiskey 1 dash\u00a0Angostura\u00ae bitters Combine whiskey, vermouth, and bitters in an ice filled shaker. Stir well and strain into cocktail glass. Add cherry and orange slice. 8. ROB ROY MixnSip.com The\u00a0Rob Roy\u00a0is a\u00a0cocktail\u00a0created in 1894 by a bartender at the\u00a0Waldorf Astoria\u00a0in\u00a0Manhattan, New York City. The drink was named in honor of the premiere of\u00a0Rob Roy, an\u00a0operetta\u00a0by composer\u00a0Reginald De Koven\u00a0and lyricist\u00a0Harry B. Smith\u00a0loosely based upon Scottish folk hero\u00a0Rob Roy MacGregor. A Rob Roy is similar to a\u00a0Manhattan\u00a0but is made exclusively with\u00a0Scotch whiskey, while the Manhattan is traditionally made with\u00a0rye\u00a0and today commonly made with\u00a0bourbon\u00a0or\u00a0Canadian whiskey. RECIPE: 2 oz\u00a0Scotch whiskey .75 oz\u00a0Sweet vermouth 3 dashes\u00a0Angostura Bittersgarnis Add\u00a0ingredients to\u00a0mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir and strain into rocks\u00a0glass. Garnish with cherry. 7. GIN RICKEY Punch The\u00a0gin rickey\u00a0is the only cocktail mentioned in\u00a0The Great Gatsby\u00a0and was reportedly F. Scott Fitzgerald's favorite drink. As simple to prepare as it is delicious, this classic cocktail mixes premium dry gin, fresh lime juice, and bubbly soda water. Another drink of politically charged origins, the Gin Rickey was named for Missouri politician "Colonel Joe" Rickey, who invented this concoction during the hot, muggy summer of 1883 in Washington, DC. RECIPE: 1 shot gin\u00a0 1\/2 shot freshly squeezed lime juice\u00a0 Seltzer water\u00a0 Lime zest Pour the gin and the lime juice into a chilled high ball glass, add plenty of ice, and top off with seltzer water or club soda. Garnish with lime wedge or zest. This recipe should be adjusted to taste. If you like gin, up the ratio. If you\u2019re hoping to disguise the gin on your breath, or if you\u2019re looking for a more refreshing version, just up the seltzer. 6. SIDECAR TASTE cocktails Like many drinks, the precise origin of the\u00a0sidecar\u00a0is lost to history, but this simple yet tasty cognac drink is said to have been invented at the Ritz hotel in Paris after the growing popularity of the motorcycle sidecar. RECIPE 1 1\/2 ounce cognac (or any brandy) 3\/4 ounce orange liqueur (typically Cointreau or Triple Sec) 3\/4 ounce lemon juice (or lime) Sugar (for the rim of the glass) Rim a chilled cocktail glass with sugar. Shake all the ingredients with ice, strain into the glass. The sugar rim is optional. Garnish with a strip of lemon rind. 5. WHITE RUSSIAN Difford's Guide The White Russian is the signature drink of "the Dude", the protagonist of the cult classic\u00a0The Big Lebowski\u00a0(played by\u00a0Jeff Bridges). In the movie, the Dude refers to it as a "Caucasian." The cocktail's prominence in the film has been connected to a revival in its popularity. Before the movie, the cocktail was considered pass\u00e9 and likened to an alcoholic milkshake. RECIPE: 2 fluid ounces vodka 1 fluid ounce coffee-flavored liqueur 1 cup ice 1 fluid ounce heavy cream Pour coffee liqueur and vodka into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Float fresh cream on top and stir slowly. Poured over ice 4. WHISKEY SOUR Better Homes and Gardens The oldest historical mention of a whiskey sour was published in the\u00a0Wisconsin\u00a0newspaper,\u00a0Waukesha Plain Dealer, in 1870. In 1962, the\u00a0Universidad del Cuyo\u00a0published a story, citing the\u00a0PeruviannewspaperEl Comercio de Iquique, which indicated that\u00a0Elliott Stubb\u00a0created the "whiskey sour" in 1872. RECIPE: 1\u00a01\u20442\u00a0oz Bourbon 3\u20444\u00a0oz Fresh lemon juice 3\u20444\u00a0oz\u00a0Simple syrup (1 part water, 1 part sugar) 1\u00a0Cherry Add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a cherry and lemon wedge. 3. GIMLET Pinterest Around the beginning of the 20th century, rumor has it a naval surgeon recommended sailors drink a concoction of gin and lime juice to ward away scurvy, a vitamin C-deficient ailment. Not a bad way to get your C. RECIPE: 2 ounces gin 3\/4 ounce fresh lime juice 3\/4 ounce simple syrup Cucumber wheel or lime wedge, for garnish Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Stir vigorously with a long cocktail spoon until very cold. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, or strain over a rocks glass filled with ice, depending on preference. Garnish with the cucumber wheel and serve immediately. (Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian\u00a0from Food Network) 2. HOT TODDY Epicurious Bourbon, spiced and sugared, takes center stage in this cold-weather cocktail. Traditionally imbibed for relaxation or to cure a cold, Hot Toddies were reputedly born in Scotland in the early 1700s. (Talk about retro!).\u00a0This cocktail takes center stage in cold-weather months. \t1.35 oz. George Dickel bourbon \t1 tsp. fine grain sugar \t2 small cloves \t1\u00bd oz. boiling water Add George Dickel, fine grain sugar, and cloves in old-fashioned glass or mug.Add 1-2 oz. (or more, if desired) boiling water and stir. 1. WHAT'S MISSING FROM OUR LIST? SHARE YOUR COMMENTS AND RECIPES BELOW! And check out some Rad Retro Beer Commercials, too! 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