Tending bar in the face of the law: Fearless Prohibition-era cocktails

Classic drinks made by courageous bartenders

Stars Insider

02/12/22 | StarsInsider

FOOD History

Bartenders work many jobs besides slinging beers. They're friends, therapists, and cheerful company to many. They are also, of course, masters of spirits and flavors. While today we might think of bartenders as rocking amazingly groomed beards and denim aprons, during the Prohibition Era they were renegade superheroes. When alcohol was outlawed, bartenders went underground and crafted creative cocktails out of whatever they could find. They also worked miracles covering the less-than-dignified tastes of bathtub gin and bootleg whiskey with simple, effective ingredients.

Intrigued? Then click on to read about some of the greatest, most creative cocktails to come out of the Prohibition Era.

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