Did you know that today is the 80th anniversary of National Repeal Day? This is the day that put an end to Prohibition, allowed Americans to drink again and ultimately led to modern cultural phenomenons like the speakeasy and TV hits like Boardwalk Empire.

In celebration of this historic anniversary, we thought it only fitting to share some classic cocktail recipes that you can enjoy tonight.

Bulleit Rye Sazerac

Sazerac

Ingredients:
1.3 oz. Bulleit Rye
1 tsp. demerara syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters
5 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Preparation:
Stir over ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass.

 

George Dickel Rye Old Fashioned

Old-Fashioned

Ingredients:
1.3 oz. George Dickel Rye
1 maraschino cherry
0.25 oz. bitters
1 sugar cube
1 splash water
1 slice orange
1 lemon twist

Preparation:
In an old-fashioned or rocks glass, muddle sugar, bitters and water. Add ice cubes and George Dickel Rye. Garnish with lemon twist, orange slice and cherry.

 

Crown Royal Black Manhattan

Manhattan

Ingredients:
1 oz. Crown Royal Black
0.25 oz. Cragganmore Distiller Edition
0.25 oz. sweet vermouth
1.25 oz. simple syrup
0.25 dashes of bitters
1 piece maraschino cherry

Preparation:
Stir all together in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

 
Happy National Repeal Day!

 

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