Get out that cocktail shaker, and mix yourself a Prohibition style drink. Or try our suggestion, and serve up the Ken Burns Effect. It’s the Cat’s Meow.
Ken Burns Effect
This drink is based on the cocktail the "French 75", but has been updated in honor of Ken Burns. If added correctly, this drink will create a two tone black and white style beverage.
The Luigi was a popular 1920s cocktail that offered a sweeter alternative to a Martini.
The Cuban cocktail named for Mary is one of the first “exotic” cocktails that foreshadowed the trend of tropical cocktails that would become all the rage after Prohibition.
The Monkey Gland
The Monkey Gland was created by Harry MacElhone, the owner of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris and is also known as the McCormick.
This French cocktail became the defining cocktail of the Prohibition era.
Whiskey Old Fashioned
As its name suggests, the Old Fashioned is one of the oldest cocktails, dating as far back as the 1880s. It is possibly the first drink to be called a cocktail, originally defined as a mixture of spirits, sugar, water and bitters.
The White Lady
The White Lady is essentially a Sidecar but made with gin rather than brandy. It was a popular drink during the Prohibition era, known for its simplicity.
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