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3 Cool Retro Cocktail Sweet Recipes You Have to Make

3 Cool Retro Cocktail Sweet Recipes You Have to Make

If you’re loving the recent revival of all those much loved retro sweets from your childhood then you’re in luck. Here we have 3 delicious recipes that can each be whipped up in an hour or less… what’s not to love?!

Rhubarb and custard cocktail

Rhubarb and custard is such a fantastically unique British dish and very seasonal at the start of the year. This alternative little take on it with retro sweets really gives it some oomph and is one we really advise trying as a treat.

Prep Time: 10 minutes (20 minutes for cooling).

Total Time: 35 minutes.

Servings: 2


Rhubarb syrup

2-3 stalks of rhubarb, cut into 1cm long slices
200g granulated sugar
200ml water

100ml rhubarb syrup
45ml brandy

45ml advocaat


1. We start by making the rhubarb syrup: place the rhubarb into an empty saucepan. Add the sugar and water and slowly bring to the boil with a medium heat, taking care not to burn the sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes checking for when the rhubarb becomes tenderised.

2. Mash the rhubarb with a potato masher and strain the syrup from the mixture into a bowl (this should then be left to cool)

You can then discard the remaining rhubarb pulp, or use it as an accompaniment to ice cream.

3. Now onto the cocktail… mix the rhubarb syrup with the brandy, once missed you should then add the advocaat. Pour the drink into two glasses and serve with some Rhubarb and Custard sweets!

Coca cola cup cake

Coca Cola is probably one of the most if not the most known brand in the world. This tasty cake is a real showstopper and great for special occasions – one not just for the Coca Cola addicts - we love it at Moresweets.co.uk

Prep Time: 30 minutes.

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Cook Time: 45 minutes


2 cups sugar

2 cups of flour

1 cup of Coca-Cola

1 ½ cups of mini marshmallows

½ cups butter

½ cups vegetable oil

3 tablespoons cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ cups buttermilk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cups butter

3 tablespoons cocoa6 tablespoons Coca-Cola

1 box (16-ounces) confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Sift the sugar and flour through in a bowl and add in the marshmallows.

3. Tip the butter, oil, cocoa and Coca-Cola in to a saucepan, bring to the boil gently; pour over the dry ingredients and blend well.

4. Dissolve the baking soda into the buttermilk just prior to adding to the eggs and vanilla extract, mix well until you have a smooth consistency.

5. Pour into a thoroughly greased 9- by-13-inch pan and bake for between 35 to 45 minutes, keeping an eye on it periodically. Once cooked, remove from oven and frost immediately.

Coca-Cola Cake Frosting

For the frosting you should mix 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa and 6 tablespoons of Coca-Cola in a saucepan, slowly bringing it to the boil and pouring it over the sugar, blend thoroughly. Add your extract and pecans to taste and spread over the freshly baked cake.

Knickerbocker glory retro sweet style

The Knickerbocker glory is something of an American classic – it’s fresh, it’s fun and it looks great so, why not go ahead and follow this quirky take and create something a little different.

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes.


1 punnet of fresh raspberries

Vanilla cream ice

Raspberry cream ice

Your choice of retro sweets

1 tbsp sugar

2 tsp cornflower, optional


Raspberry coulis

1. For the coulis place the raspberries in a saucepan over a low heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Once softened you should add the sugar in slowly and continue stirring until it has dissolved. Leave to cool

2. Place a couple of raspberries in the bottom of each of the four glasses, along with a couple of sweets, add in the vanilla ice cream and raspberry ice cream; you can add a little sauce for those that have an extra sweet tooth.

3. Top with whipped cream, add a raspberry or two and top with your favourite retro sweets… we recommend cola bottles and a little sherbet for an extra kick!


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