Get a Taste of the GANGSTER SQUAD Cocktails of the 1940s

To celebrate the release of crime flick GANGSTER SQUAD on 10th January, starring Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling, we have just the delicious, thirst-quenching treat for you for this Saturday night… or any night, to be frank!

Make your house parties and evenings super classy with these cocktail recipes for the drinks of choice from the 1940’s, some of which are ordered in the film.

We must stress we won’t be held responsible for any drunken and disorderly happenings! 😉 Experiment and enjoy!



• 1 1/2 oz cognac
• 1 oz orange liqueur
• 1/2 oz lemon juice
• 1 lemon wedge

Moisten the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with the lemon wedge. Dip the rim in sugar. Shake ingredients together with ice, pour and serve.



Dirty Shirley
(Ordered by Ryan Gosling’s character in Gangster Squad)

• 1 oz vodka
• 5-6 oz ginger ale
• 1 dash grenadine syrup
• 1 maraschino cherry

Pour vodka over ice in a highball glass. Fill the rest of the way with ginger ale. Add grenadine, garnish with a cherry, and serve.



Champagne Cocktail

• 3 oz champagne
• 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
• 1 sugar cube

Soak sugar cube in a glass with bitters until it dissolves. Add champagne.



Orange Blossom

• 1 1/2 oz dry gin
• 1 1/2 oz orange juice

Combine the gin and orange juice in a shaker with ice. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass.



Old Fashioned

• 2 oz bourbon whiskey
• 2 dashes Angostura bitters
• 1 splash water
• 1 sugar cube
• 1 lemon peel

Place sugar cube in an Old Fashioned glass. Wet it down with the water and bitters, then muddle into a paste. Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters leave a lining. Add a large ice cube. Pour in bourbon, and stir. Garnish with a lemon peel.




• 2 oz rye whiskey
• 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
• 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
• Maraschino cherry for garnish

Fill a glass with ice. Add the whiskey, vermouth and bitters, and stir to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry.

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