Prohibition Cocktails

The Bee's Knees


mint julep

10 of the best prohibition cocktails


1. Gin Rickey - A Prohibition staple. It’s often claimed to have been the favourite drink of F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Gin, lime juice, sugar syrup, soda water


2. French 75 - An all time classic!


 Gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, champagne


3. Sidecar - This classic sour cocktail started making the rounds in the most fashionable watering holes in London and Paris during the 1920s. 


Cognac, cointreau, lemon juice, sugar syrup


4. The Mary Pickford - This pretty pink number is named after Mary Pickford, the curly-haired silent movie star who was revered throughout America in 1920s.


White rum, pineapple juice, grenadine, Maraschino liqueur 


5. Mint Julep - This a bourbon cocktail is best known for being the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby.


Bourbon, mint leaves, sugar syrup, ice


6. South Side - A favoured tipple of Al Capone and his gang!


Gin, vodka or white rum, sugar syrup, mint leaves, ice, soda


7. Bees Knees - Claimed to have been concocted because the honey helped to mask the harshness of the bathtub gin. 


Gin, honey, lemon juice


8. Ward 8 - Created in 1898, in honor of politician Martin M. Lomasney’s election, the Ward 8 cocktail was also a favourite of the 1920s speakeasy scene.


Rye whiskey, lemon juice,orange juice, grenadine


9. Hanky Panky - A twist on a sweet martini. Created for the actor Sir Charles Hawtrey, who said on taking his first sip, "By Jove! That is the real hanky panky!"


Vermouth, gin, Fernet Branca, twist of orange peel to garnish


10. Old Fashioned - For as long as there have been cocktails, the Old Fashioned has been around!


Sugar cube, Angostura bitters, Whiskey, ice cube

hanky panky

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