Relevant categories: Art Deco
( Above Photo: How much? 1925? Vintage cocktails are on me... )
The art deco era coincided with liquor prohibition in the United States. But that didn’t stop bartenders from preparing the best cocktails in the countryside’s, speakeasies, and the back alleys. To evade the prohibition, they created great cocktails, which have survived over the years.
You may prepare any cocktails at home for a private party with your friends and family. Here are the top 5 art deco cocktails:
(Above photo - French 75 from 1930 )
The French 75 cocktail resulted in the 1930s when champagne was first introduced to America. It consists of some gin, sparkling wine, syrup, and lemon. The cocktail’s name comes from a First World War gun used by the French army.
It is still served in bars today. Once you take French 75, you’ll feel a tingling in your taste buds. Variations of the cocktail include Mardi Gras Smash and French 76. Mix gin, lemon juice, syrup, and champagne to entertain your guests.
( Above Photo: Epstein Deco Drinks Cabinet Walnut Cocktail Chest 1930 )
The Boulevardier is a variation of the Negroni. It consists of equal parts of Bourbon whisky, Italian vermouth, and Campari. Therefore, it is perfectly balanced.
Harry McElhone and Erskine Gwynne founded this cocktail’s first recipe in the early 19th century. It became popular underground during the prohibition and is one of the top-5 art deco cocktails. The cocktail is still prevalent in many parts of the world today.
( Above Photo: 1930s Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet Vintage Furniture )
Mary Pickford was a 1920s movie star. She featured in silent movies alongside Charlie Chaplin when rum was one of the most popular commodities.
The cocktail was born from a visit to Havana with Chaplin and her husband. A bartender served them the drink and decided to name it after her.
It has a simple recipe that consists of light rum, pineapple juice, grenadine, and Maraschino cherry garnish. Whip it up at home as you entertain your guests.
( Above Photo: Vintage Epstein Drinks Cabinet Deco Walnut Cocktail Chest )
The Colony Cocktail arose in the Colony Bar and was served throughout the prohibition era. After performing on Broadway, stars would pass by the bar to partake of their favorite cocktail. It could even be the most famous beverage in Manhattan today, given its origins on the island.
Democrat lobbyist Joe Ricky created Gin Rickey in the 19th century. It is the fascinating history behind the cocktail that makes it worth trying. Due to its roots in the District of Columbia, gin rickey is the official cocktail in Washington, DC.
The original cocktail might have contained whiskey or bourbon due to the tendency of people to mix cocktails in bathtubs due to the prohibition. You can prepare it by mixing gin, lime juice, club soda, and lime wedge.
The top 5 art deco cocktails discussed above are popular because of arising during the prohibition, a historical time in America. They also involve simple but impressive ingredients, which have helped them retain their popularity today.
Preparing cocktails is the most desirable if you’re looking for a way to entertain friends and family members at home. So, why don’t you try it?
( Above Photo: Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet Burr Walnut Period 1930s )
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