Festive Cocktails & Cookies from the Past

Fotor121712153All images from The Merrie Christmas Drink Book (Peter Pauper Press, Inc., 1955) & Holiday Goodies and How to Make Them (Peter Pauper Press, Inc., 1952).

How cute are these lovely little recipe books, published by Peter Pauper Press in the 1950s? Cute enough to eat (or drink)! They’re chock full of recipes for cocktails, cookies, and various other confections, and each page is adorned with adorable illustrations to boot. We just couldn’t help but share some of their content to get your tastebuds ready for the holidays.

Feast your eyes on some of these tasty treats, perfect for holiday hosting.


Get inspired by these classic libations for all your celebrations!


About Cindy

Pun intended. Cindy loves dreaming up witty quips and groan-worthy wordplay. In fact, you could say this girl just wants to have puns. As an avid fan of the written word and a librarian at heart, she also loves used bookstores, especially ones that harbor cats. A lover of all things old, she takes every opportunity to nerd out on nostalgia.

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One Response to Festive Cocktails & Cookies from the Past

  1. fingknitcoolgal 12/21/2013 at 12:08 pm #

    They are lovely!

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