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October 2011

Retro Halloween cocktail recipe

Calling the Ronrico Rumkin a Halloween cocktail is a bit of a stretch since none of the ingredients has anything to do with Halloween.

Ronrico Rumkin recipe

The recipe for the Ronrico Rumkim, as it appears in the above 1983 ad:

1 oz. of Ronrico Rum
Orange juice
Dash of grenadine

Pour Ronrico Rum into a highball glass with ice cubes. Fill glass with orange juice. Add a splash of grenadine. Stir lightly.

Click here for another vintage cocktail recipe that also calls for Puerto Rican rum and orange juice.

Via jbcurio

1978 cocktail: the Hiram Walker Sour Ball


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Here's the 1978 recipe for the tart and sweet Hiram Walker Sour Ball:

Pack your glass with lots of ice, pour in 1 1/2 ounces of Hiram Walker Apricot Flavored Brandy, top it off with the juices of half a lemon and half an orange and stir.

Click here for another vintage recipe that includes apricot brandy.

Found at Gatochy.

Halloween Classics: Kraft Caramel Apples and Caramel Popcorn Balls

These retro treats really need no introduction.

Kraft caramel apple recipe

Grab the kids and make some Caramel Apples
and Caramel Popcorn Balls for Halloween. The following recipes come from the back of a 1978 bag of Kraft Caramels.

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Kraft caramel apple recipe

Kraft caramel popcorn ball recipe

Click here for another classic recipe,
Chex Party Mix.

Via JasonLiebig

Questionable retro recipe: Rosy Chicken Soup from 1952

I couldn't make myself try the Rosy Chicken Soup recipe from this 1950s-era ad for Premium saltines. The combination of milk and chicken soup just doesn't sit well with me.

Chicken soup

Are you feeling brave? (No pun intended, I swear!) Here's a close-up of the recipe for Rosy Chicken Soup:

Rosy chicken soup recipe

Via jbcurio