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Dec 29, 2010

by kittykatherine

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Kitty_bio_new_2.jpgNew Year’s entertaining is right around the corner, and last season’s punch just isn’t going to cut it. Stylish vintage barware complements an old school cocktail like nothing else, so we’re thrilled to have Thad Voegler, owner and master bartender of Bar Agricole in San Francisco, share a few good recipes for our upcoming celebrations.

Thad’s bar and restaurant is setting a new standard — showcasing impeccably made and sourced cocktails. He uses local citrus, fruits and herbs as well as spirits made by non-industrial distillers. He considers each step in creating a cocktail and as a result his drinks taste balanced and fresh, the best I’ve ever had. It’s just a little too easy to have one too many.

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Photo: Courtesy of Bar Agricole

Without further ado: vintage stemware to inspire your upcoming New Year’s fête and give Thad’s cocktails a whirl (or shake, as the case may be). You won’t be disappointed.

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Clockwise from left: Vintage Morgantown Art Martini Set from JollyPollyPickins; Pink Lava Glasses from beppiebags; Ice Cube Cocktail Glasses from PosyVintage; and Spruce Pine Cone Cocktail Glasses from RustBeltThreads.

Milk Punch

1.5 oz brandy
.5 oz Jamaican rum
.75 oz milk
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon raw sugar

Shake for ten seconds without ice to emulsify. Add ice and shake hard for 30 seconds. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass or small wine glass. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.

Winter Brandy Cocktail

1.5 oz armagnac or domestic brandy
.75 Carpano Antica Vermouth
.25 oz Gran Clasico bitters
3 dashes orange bitters
2 dashes aromatic bitters

Stir well with a large piece of orange zest. Strain into a small, chilled cocktail glass. Happy New Year and cheers!

Vintage 60s Mid Century Mod Ice Bucket with FLOWER HANDLE by Anchor Hocking
Vintage 60s Mid Century Mod Ice Bucket with FLOWER HANDLE by Anchor Hocking
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PINK LAVA set of three
PINK LAVA set of three
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Cocktail Glasses, Frosted with Red and Gold Stripes, Set of 7
Cocktail Glasses, Frosted with Red and Gold Stripes, Set of 7
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Vintage 60s Pink Hard Plastic Tall Glasses
Vintage 60s Pink Hard Plastic Tall Glasses
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Reduced 25% CIJ Green Blendo Cocktail Shaker
Reduced 25% CIJ Green Blendo Cocktail Shaker
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SALE 5 Vintage Green Glass Stemmed Goblets
SALE 5 Vintage Green Glass Stemmed Goblets
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Vintage Mid Century Modern Cordial Glasses
Vintage Mid Century Modern Cordial Glasses
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60s cocktail mixer pitcher
60s cocktail mixer pitcher
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Vintage Glass Cordials Wine Glasses for Holiday Entertaining / set of four Cocktail Glasses with Twisted Stems / Hand blown Art Glass
Vintage Glass Cordials Wine Glasses for Holiday Entertaining / set of four Cocktail Glasses with Twisted Stems / Hand blown Art Glass
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Set of Six Pastel Shot Glasses
Set of Six Pastel Shot Glasses
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Mad Men Vintage Glassware Holiday
Mad Men Vintage Glassware Holiday
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98 comments

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Loove it! The drinks as well as the awesome barware! Happy New Year!!

  • atouchofvintage

    atouchofvintage said 5 years ago

    it's so fun to find odd vintage glassware sets. there's so much with gold and silver metallics so it's easy to mix and match.

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 5 years ago

    Ohhhhh... Sounds GOOD!!!

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 5 years ago

    Great! Love all the coloured glasses featured here! xox

  • LisamichelleCol

    LisamichelleCol said 5 years ago

    Love the glasses that you picked! Can't wait to try that Winter Brandy Cocktail.

  • TallyLocke

    TallyLocke said 5 years ago

    yummers! can't wait to count it down!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 5 years ago

    Love the vintage glasses. Happy New Year!!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 5 years ago

    Nice vintage glasses!

  • NotYourGrandmasAttic

    NotYourGrandmasAttic said 5 years ago

    I love the vintage glassware. So beautiful. Nice article.

  • TessaKim

    TessaKim said 5 years ago

    Very cool! I love vintage bar sets :D

  • LillyQueenBeads

    LillyQueenBeads said 5 years ago

    Lovely items, I had fun looking through the Vintage Barware items...I have a few of my own as well.

  • WoodlandCottage

    WoodlandCottage said 5 years ago

    Makes my mouth water just to think of it! Thank you for sharing, and Happy New Year, everyone!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Love vintage!!!!

  • eeksten

    eeksten said 5 years ago

    I love vintage barware! This is great.

  • treasuredarling

    treasuredarling said 5 years ago

    Love these! Especially the Retro Black and White Greek Key Pattern Glass:)

  • hattieshouse

    hattieshouse said 5 years ago

    Great recipes sure to spark lots of fun and good cheer! I love all of the vintage barware!!!!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    Great cocktail recipes but not quiet right for a super hot New Years....the vintage glasses are perfect. Have a great New Year everyone!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • oguerrero

    oguerrero said 5 years ago

    Mmmm, They sound good, Yummy! :)

  • VintageEyeFashion

    VintageEyeFashion said 5 years ago

    Perfect hit of vintage cocktail society !

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 5 years ago

    mmm milk punch copyed that one down, enjoyed all your finds too, happy 2011 everyone~!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 5 years ago

    Very nice !!!

  • elinart

    elinart said 5 years ago

    *hic!* ;)

  • theroyalvintage

    theroyalvintage said 5 years ago

    fancy

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    Love mid-century glassware! Ooo - it's 5 o'clock. I think I hear the martini shaker.

  • cmjolley

    cmjolley said 5 years ago

    anything to make drinking easier this new years. (Just Kidding) ;) Great stuff....loving the pink lava glasses.

  • dragonflymystdesigns

    dragonflymystdesigns said 5 years ago

    Very nice picks(and the drinks don't sound too bad either)!!!

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 5 years ago

    Beautiful glass pieces! Love vintage glassware! Drink recipes look good to!

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi said 5 years ago

    This vintage style is just perfect ! I love it ! Like so much this post !

  • nudeedudee

    nudeedudee said 5 years ago

    Can't get enough of the vintage cocktail thing! Lovely glasses.

  • AuntBonniesCloset

    AuntBonniesCloset said 5 years ago

    Love the vintage shot glasses ! Now you just need vintage coasters to go with them ! (hint)

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Great foodie post. We love using aromatic bitters for cocktails, and they go so well with fresh fruit juice mixed in with seltzer water!

  • BehindTheScreenDoor

    BehindTheScreenDoor said 5 years ago

    I like some vintage and I like some cocktails. Great post! BTSD

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Great foodie post. We love using aromatic bitters for cocktails, and they go so well with fresh fruit juice mixed in with seltzer water!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Great foodie post. We love using aromatic bitters for cocktails, and they go so well with fresh fruit juice mixed in with seltzer water!

  • HoldTheWire

    HoldTheWire said 5 years ago

    Those vintage barware sets are so fabuloso!!

  • abelabodycare

    abelabodycare said 5 years ago

    Mmmm, might have to try the milk punch. Lovely pick of vintage glasses!

  • choisette

    choisette said 5 years ago

    dirty ketel martini, up, please.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Great glassware and drink recipes! Vintage glasses make that drink special!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    Thank you for the recipes...I have always loved the look and appeal of an old world tavern or bar...

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 5 years ago

    a most FaBuLoUs blog! vintage BarWare and yummy recipes ♥ here's a New Year's ToasT!! "May you never lie, steal, cheat or drink, But if you must lie, lie in each other's arms, If you must steal, steal kisses, If you must cheat, cheat death, And if you must drink, drink with us, your friends." Salud!!

  • meredithlucas

    meredithlucas said 5 years ago

    So very cool.

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 5 years ago

    Oooh, I wish I could check that Bar Agicole out! Sounds great!

  • arcaniumantiques

    arcaniumantiques said 5 years ago

    Fun foodie post for New Year's Eve! Great recipes and gorgeous glassware. Vintage cocktail paraphernalia is especially appealing -- perhaps because as children we associated mixed drinks (for better or worse) with grown-ups' sophistication and celebration? And thank you for using my vintage cookbook illustration.

  • VianneyCreations

    VianneyCreations said 5 years ago

    beautiful glasses..I will try the cocktail recipes..Im not a great cook but I will try to see if Im good mixing drinks...Happy New Year!!

  • denises72

    denises72 said 5 years ago

    The recipes are great! Love the looks of the bar!

  • TZain

    TZain said 5 years ago

    Happy New Year! Have a great fun 2011!

  • TeamRuster

    TeamRuster said 5 years ago

    Yummo!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 5 years ago

    Love the glasses!!! I hope you will all have an amazing celebration and a great New Year!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 5 years ago

    Great Vintage Style & Taste! I'll take a Winter Brandy Cocktail, please! xo How about some Swedish Glogg? xo

  • khobkhuncraft

    khobkhuncraft said 5 years ago

    Can't wait to try that Milk Punch & Winter Brandy Cocktail (O_o)" Happy New Year !!

  • HadaraTLV

    HadaraTLV said 5 years ago

    Thanks a lot for these ideas!

  • brittanylaurendesign

    brittanylaurendesign said 5 years ago

    what a FUN retro way to spend new years!

  • FACreative

    FACreative said 5 years ago

    I love that hero photo, co cool and lovely glass items too!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Never heard of a milk cocktail before! Beautiful vintage glasses, lovely.

  • cherryloveart

    cherryloveart said 5 years ago

    nice !

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    I love anything vintage, I really like the mad men vintage glasses, such pretty colors! Thanks for the article, very nice picks!

  • ArleenDesign

    ArleenDesign said 5 years ago

    Don't drink to much! Happy New Year everyone!

  • sadiie

    sadiie said 5 years ago

    Great post! Vintage glasses rule.

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 5 years ago

    Bar Agricole sounds like a fun place to while away a few hours. Happy New Year to all!

  • sunkae

    sunkae said 5 years ago

    FaNtAsTiK!!!

  • Franellie

    Franellie said 5 years ago

    I think it will be champagne,no milk punch for me! very special vintage glasses! HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR EVERBODY!

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 5 years ago

    Love this post! All my stemware at home is vintage and I treasure it. It also impresses company when I have them over. Added bonus! :)

  • Barbiola

    Barbiola said 5 years ago

    San Francisco is the Best! I will definitely visit Thad's place next time I make it to the most romantic city in the US. Cheers!

  • AntiGenre

    AntiGenre said 5 years ago

    I love old-fashioned cocktails like Sidecars and Brandy Alexanders! Thanks for the recipes!

  • SmallEarthVintage

    SmallEarthVintage said 5 years ago

    Cocktail lover here who is very happy to see this post! That Winter Brandy sounds especially good since I've become a big bitters fiend. I second what KettleConfections posted, too--bitters make a lovely non-sugary "soda" when a few drops are mixed in with seltzer or soda water.

  • terrihvaught

    terrihvaught said 5 years ago

    Great article- Love the vintage barware.Its one of my favorite things to sell and buy. Hope to get to San Fran someday to visit Thad's place.

  • SwankRockford

    SwankRockford said 5 years ago

    LOOOOVE vintage barware and the classic tradition of cocktail hour! Cheers to 2011!

  • SallysJewelsandgems

    SallysJewelsandgems said 5 years ago

    Vintage barware rules. Great job.

  • PirateWenchTreasures

    PirateWenchTreasures said 5 years ago

    Cute! My fav: *Vintage Red and Gold Striped Frosted Cocktail Glasses, Set of 7

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 5 years ago

    The barware takes me back! Thank you for sharing with us!

  • seasonsart1031

    seasonsart1031 said 5 years ago

    Festive picks!

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible said 5 years ago

    Totally agree you must have vintage bar ware with your vintage cocktail, peace out, DevineCollectible

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen said 5 years ago

    Very cool! I love vintage glassware. Thanks for sharing!

  • OriJnel

    OriJnel said 5 years ago

    So Neat! I adore the orange mixing pitcher. Im not much of a brandy lover but a vodka typa gal :) Although I love me some whiskey ;) *Cheers to 2011

  • retroreclaim

    retroreclaim said 5 years ago

    Nice featured items! and certainly now is the time for a retro cocktail party, I love hosting parties with a theme, and a winter retro cocktail one is in the works! thanks for the new delicious sounding drink recipes!

  • Watercolorsbywayne

    Watercolorsbywayne said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your success and lovely work! Best wishes for the new year!

  • outofline

    outofline said 5 years ago

    Cheers! I see more martinis in my future:)

  • mysterydollhouse

    mysterydollhouse said 5 years ago

    I'm going to a martini magic show for new years. Everthing is an illusion after a few martini's. Happy NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

  • wishbone77

    wishbone77 said 5 years ago

    LOVE the pinecone vintage glasses....just perfect for a winter cocktail!

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 5 years ago

    WoooHoooo me loves ze cocktails....and vintage ware to drink them in;)

  • mudcity

    mudcity said 5 years ago

    What a great way to ring in the new year! Had some rum made by a friend from St. Lucia....wowzers! Wonder how it compares to the Jamaican rum...:)

  • PValleyLavender

    PValleyLavender said 5 years ago

    Wow, very cool. Here's something that you also might want to try, Lavender Infused Sangria Yield 1½ quarts 1 large orange, sliced 1 lime, sliced 1 lemon, sliced Lavender Syrup (see recipe below) ¼ cup good quality brandy 1 bottle (750 ml) red wine 1 bottle (12 oz) club soda Lavender Syrup 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender buds Make the Lavender Syrup: In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add lavender buds. Cover and allow syrup to stand for 1 hour. Strain into a glass container, cover, and keep refrigerated for up to a few weeks. In a large glass pitcher, combine the fruit slices. Add brandy, Lavender Syrup and wine. Stir to blend well. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours. When ready to serve, fill wine glasses with ice and fill glasses one-half to two-thirds full of the sangria mixture. Top with desired amount of club soda. Add fruit slices to glasses.

  • fanfreluxe

    fanfreluxe said 5 years ago

    Very creative!

  • sgriparisphotography

    sgriparisphotography said 5 years ago

    Awesome!

  • pixestreasurechest

    pixestreasurechest said 5 years ago

    I must confess to the drinks not appealing to me, however, I really love the some of the vintage glassware! Those cordial glasses really rock!

  • blessedvintage

    blessedvintage said 5 years ago

    love vintage, don't forget the jewelry! namaste

  • VintageExpedition

    VintageExpedition said 5 years ago

    I love it! I am ALWAYS on the hunt for the perfect glass for the drink! As I travel I watch to see how other countries do it as well....vintage can happen anytime!

  • enjoyorigano

    enjoyorigano said 5 years ago

    I do love all vintage glasses !! Vintage is my life my love !!

  • BreezyCoutureCrafts

    BreezyCoutureCrafts said 5 years ago

    Wow!! I love your treasures! So nostalgic!

  • southernladysvintage

    southernladysvintage said 5 years ago

    Wow! How'd I miss this? Great finds!

  • RustBeltThreads

    RustBeltThreads said 5 years ago

    oh wow, I just found this! love the article, and thanks for including me!

  • GlitzandPaper

    GlitzandPaper said 5 years ago

    Love this mmmm, I love trying new drinks but I always fall back on a good carmel apple martini

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    okay, now I'm thirsty! as we say in Hawaii Okole Maluna! Bottoms up!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 5 years ago

    I love the glasses. I got some of those vintage pastel ones that my mother in law handed down to me. They are quite delicate and the glass is very thin so I just keep them on display.

  • AllaTrad

    AllaTrad said 5 years ago

    Great...wish to open a cafe or a restaurant with vintage interior

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