Posts Tagged ‘Prohibition era classic’

Long Island Iced Tea

This Prohibition-era drink might have originated on Long Island but iced tea it is not. Made with five spirits: rum, vodka, gin, tequila, and triple sec. Leave out the triple sec and this is a Texas Iced Tea. Substitute Blue Curacao for the triple sec and you have a Miami Iced Tea. None are made […]


Chocolate Stinger, minty cocktail

The original Stinger is a mix of brandy and creme de menthe. It was a prohibition-era concoction designed to disguise poor quality “hooch” passed off as brandy. For this chocolate inspired version, use the white creme de menthe or the drink will have a muddied look. Chocolate Stinger 1 ounce dark creme de cacao 1 […]


Bunny Hug, a high octane cocktail

We open the weekend with this dry, vintage high-alcohol concoction, a throw back to Prohibition Days. Originally made daring by a dose of absinthe (which had been banned), it’s been tamed here a bit by shrinking the portions, though the ratio of ingredients remains the same. While absinthe is again readily available, this recipe calls […]