How to Make Vintage Cocktails in Your Kitchen

Revolving 500 feet above Seattle, fine guests of The Eye of

the Needle (now called Sky City) enjoyed dining and drinks in a decadent, rotating atmosphere in 1962. While the days of a full course meal for less than $7 are now merely memory, one needn’t any time machine to sample the magic potions from the Needle’s drink menu. Seattle magazine’s cocktail expert A.J. Rathbun offers up these vintage recipes—from a Trader Vic’s Cocktail Guide—to try at home.

Seattle Magazine‘s A.J. Rathbun writes:

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Panorama Punch
Ice cubes
3/4 ounce light Puerto Rican rum
3/4 ounce gin
3/4 ounce Cointreau
1 dash grenadine
Juice of 1/2 lime plus a slice for garnish

Shake all ingredients in a shaker. Pour into 10-ounce Pilsner glass. Fill glass with ice cubes. Serve with a straw and lime slice.

Cloud Buster
Ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces vodka
3 ounces Champagne
Lemon twist, for garnish

Add the vodka and three ice cubes to a Champagne glass. Add the Champagne, stir briefly, garnish with the lemon twist.

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