Believe it or not, but there was a time when it was illegal to drink alcohol. It may sound funny, but it is true. Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. It started out in 1920 and went to 1933.

This Saturday, December 5th will officially mark the 82nd Anniversary since Prohibition ended. To celebrate Repeal Day why not enjoy a few whiskey cocktails responsibly with friends? Whether you’re looking to entertain guests for a “Roaring 20s” party or just looking to sip a few prohibition age cocktails here are few drink ideas below to enjoy.

Gramercy Buck – Cocktail created by Amanda Tissue of the Gramercy Park Hotel

1.3 oz. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1 oz. Lemon Juice

0.75 oz. Simple Syrup

Muddled Strawberries

Top off with Ginger Beer and serve in a highball glass.

The Beelzebub – Created by Diageo Mixologist Eric Ribeiro

1.3 oz. I.W Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

0.75 oz. Lemon juice

0.5 oz. Orgeat

0.5 oz. Lucano Amaro

0.5 oz. Mezcal

Serve in a coupette glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

Dickel Rye Manhattan

1 oz. George Dickel Rye Whisky

0.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth

3 dashes bitters

In an ice filled bar glass combine all ingredients. Stir. Strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry and lemon peel.

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