After a long week dealing with the daily grind at work, there”s really nothing better than sitting back and relaxing with a nice icy cold beverage. And if you”re looking to expand your mixology skills, you should start by looking at the past. There”s a reason why everyone in period TV shows like Mad Men look so cool: they know how to drink. Old-timey concoctions are incredible.

Check out this refreshingly retro 1946 edition of LIFE magazine featuring great recipes for all your favorite cocktail recipes. All of these look delicious.

You”ll be your own bartender in no time. Hopefully, you don”t mind spending $500 on various liquors, mixers and bar equipment.

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