Prohibition Got Repealed On This Day In 1933. Let’s Drink!

12.05.13 4 years ago 7 Comments


Eighty years ago today, the great American experiment known as Prohibition ended, allowing us to, as Woodrow Wilson once said, “po’ up” legally. If you’re like me, you’re looking for any excuse to celebrate anything with a cocktail, so the good folks at Taylor sent over some wonderful drink recipes so we can celebrate in style.

So let’s toast to the end of Prohibition and our good friends Chalky White, Nucky and [SPOILER] who unfortunately had [SPOILER] when he [SPOILER] in the season finale.


Dale's Dickel No. 1 Holiday Old Fashioned



1.25 oz George Dickel No. 1
1 dash DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters
0.25 oz Dale’s Cherry Liqueur
0.5 oz Simple syrup
2 orange slices
2 cherries

Preparation: Muddle a cherry and orange slice with the syrup and liqueur and the dash of bitters in a bar mixing glass. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass add the whiskey and ice and stir Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

Boulevardier w Bulleit Bourbon

BULLEIT BOULEVARDIER (by Erskine Gwynne, editor of the Paris Boulevardier)


1.25 oz Bulleit Bourbon
1 oz Dolan Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Campari

Preparation: Pour ingredients into an Old Fashioned glass and stir with ice to chill. Garnish with orange zest.

Tanqueray Gin and It

GIN & IT (Amended from Frank Meier’s Recipe)


1.3 oz Tanqueray Gin
1.5 oz Punt e Mes

Preparation: Prepare in a pitcher 2 hours in advance and refrigerate covered. Serve in a small coup glass without ice or in a small bar glass with ice. Garnish with orange zest.

General Harrison's Egg Nogg w Dickel Rye

1.3 oz. George Dickel Rye
.75 oz. mixture of equal parts egg white, sugar and syrup
1 dash DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters
2 oz. apple cider

Preparation: Build in a glass or mug and dust the top with nutmeg.

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