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Prohibition Cocktail: the Modern Cocktail

Prohibition Cocktail: the Modern Cocktail

I really like this cocktail. Every time I make it I imagine myself in some 1920’s speakeasy mixing up an illegal concoction for a thirsty law breaker. Maybe it’s a politician or a policeman on the take. A mobster or an everyday Joe just looking to wash away his day and add a little refinement… Continue!

Pre-Prohibition Cocktail: Rob Roy

Pre-Prohibition Cocktail: Rob Roy

Simple and delicious the Rob Roy came to life at the Waldorf Astoria well before prohibition took hold of America in 1920. This famous cocktail was created in 1894 and named after the famous Scottish hero of the same name and whose life had been turned into an operetta that same year. While it was… Continue!

Prohibition Era Scotch Cocktail: Highland Fling

Prohibition Era Scotch Cocktail: Highland Fling

The blend of the sweet vermouth, orange bitters, and blended scotch give this cocktail a wonderful old fashioned feeling. It feels like something my grandpa would have drank if he wasn’t Mormon. There is a real classic feeling to this drink and the hint of salt from the olive(s) pulls the whole cocktail together and… Continue!

Scotch Cocktail: Scotch Royale

Scotch Cocktail: Scotch Royale

The first time I made this prohibition-era Scotch cocktail it was… interesting. Awful one might say if they were to be speaking bluntly. Though, to be honest, I’m not much of a Champagne guy so that definitely played into it because when I made it the first time the Champagne to Scotch ratio was about… Continue!

The Churchill

The Churchill

Named after the famous UK Prime Minister this drink is tart, sweet, and smokey (depending on the whiskey you use) and pairs very well with a warm summer night. 1 1/2 measures Scotch 1/2 measure red vermouth 1/2 measure lime juice 1/2 measure Cointreau /Grand Marnier shake well with ice strain into a chilled glass… Continue!

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