5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails

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December 5th marks the anniversary of the repeal of the 18th Amendment and the end of Prohibition. In the spirit of Repeal Day, let’s raise a glass with Prohibition style cocktails that’d give any Juice Joint a run for their money.

5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails For Repeal Day

 

Whiskey Sour

5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Whiskey and Prohibition have a fascinating history that gave rise to the popularity of cocktails like the Whiskey Sour and Old Fashioned. It is simple, elegant, and a bit on the masculine side, which made it a favorite of drinkers of the time. A good whiskey sour never goes out of style, which is why this Prohibition staple cocktail is still around.

 

Sidecar

5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails

Image / Recipe from // The Spirits Business

The Sidecar is one of the most iconic cocktails of the Prohibition era, and is probably one of the most simple. It didn’t require any fancy ingredients that were hard to find or acquire. All it needed was Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice. It was strong, simple, and delicious, and we can continue to sip on them today.

 

Gin Rickey

5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s favorite cocktail, the Gin Rickey, became a very popular cocktail during Prohibition. It’s popularity most likely stemmed from bathtub gin being more readily available than other spirits. Folks loved it, despite the fact it could make you go blind. It’s where we get the phrase, “drinking yourself blind.”

 

White Lady

5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails

Image / Recipe from // Marleigh Riggins Miller

Another one of the bathtub gin based cocktails, the White Lady is a cousin of the Sidecar. With its elegant appearance and light taste, this was definitely a Prohibition cocktail crafted for the ladies. It was also for the big spenders, as the cocktail used egg whites to make it frothy and more upscale. Featuring gin as its main spirit, the White Lady is also referred to as the Gin Sidecar.

 

Sazerac

5 Fantastic Prohibtion Style Cocktails

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

While the Sazerac predates Prohibition, the folks down in New Orleans were mixing up their classic night cap throughout the Jazz era. The Sazerac wouldn’t let Prohibition or the ban on Absinthe pull it off the cocktail menu.

 

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200-year-old Underground Pub Discovered By Archaelogists

The Manchester Office Building Site Had a Hidden Gem Underneath

Archaeologists uncover the remains of a 19th-century public house under proposed Manchester high rise office building site.

200-year-old Underground Pub Discovered By Archaelogists in Manchester

via Manchester Evening News // Glass bottles discovered at the Astley Arms pub site. Some still filled with brandy.

The Manchester Evening News reported an interesting discovery underneath a proposed 13-story office building site in Manchester, UK. During an archaeological survey of the site, archaeologists unearthed the remains of the Astley Arms Pub, a bank vault, and several houses.

Site supervisor and senior archeologist, Aidan Turner, said that the buildings date back to the early 1800’s. They have also conducted online research into the family of the Astley Arm’s owner, Thomas Evans, who has a descendant that now resides in the state of Texas.

200-year-old Underground Pub Discovered By Archaelogists in Manchester

via Manchester Evening News // The foundations of an old bank vault and the pub found on the site on the corner of Port Street and Great Ancoats Street

The archaeologists also discovered pottery and bottles bearing the Astley Arms name, along with pipes, ink pots, keys, and other still intact bottles of brandy. The builders were astonished by the discovery.

Around 20 or so bottles were recovered according to James Alderson, site developer of Mulbury City. “And three or four of them are full of brandy,” he told the Manchester Evening News, “We opened the cork on a few and you can still smell it.”

Artifacts from the dig will be put on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. The fate of the bottles of Brandy is not yet known. What we want to know now is can you drink Brandy that is that old?

For more information on the Astley Arms Pub discovery check out the original article at the Manchester Evening News.

 

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There are a lot of stories behind the origins of classic cocktails

Have you ever wondered where your favorite cocktails came from? Or who was the genius who came up with it? Well, you are not alone. People have been asking these questions for years, and some brave folks went searching through history to find the answers.

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