Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Prohibition’s End


December 5 marks the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. Whether you spend the evening in a modern-day speakeasy like San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch or throw your own 1930s-themed party, it’s an anniversary worth celebrating!

New York’s Colony Club was one fancy speakeasy, with high-society clientele like the Vanderbilts coming to enjoy a cocktail or two on the sly. One of the most popular cocktails was the eponymous Colony Cocktail.

Colony Cocktail

1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz grapefruit juice
2 tsp maraschino
Shake well with cracked ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Some Repeal Day Links:
Repeal Day Parties – the Business Sheet
Celebrating Cinco de Drinko – WSJ

Photo credit: Chicago Tribune

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