Prohibition Party
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 7:56AM
Chris The Bartender in 21st Amendment, Godfather, Manhattan, Prohibition, Random, Rob Roy, Sazerac, Stinger

It's that time of year again. In case you're not up to date on your knowledge of the United States Constitution, this Friday marks the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment. Why does that matter? Because it was the repeal of Prohibition, you ungrateful jackass.

Honor your grandparents and the fight they fought for you. Find a speakeasy (any bar without a DJ and 10 plasma TVs will do) and order the drinks your grandparents drank. No flavored vodkas tonight, no lite beer, and god forbid anything made with peach schnapps. The bartender has the legal right to throw you out on the street if you order a martini that is anything other than 3 parts gin, 1 part vermouth. Pay respect to those who broke the law before you and order a Rusty Nail, Rob Roy, Stinger, Godfather, or a Manhattan. Or try 2 fingers of scotch. No ice. And if you can find a bartender that can make a Sazerac, be sure to tip him in something shinier than a wooden nickel.

Whiskey. Bourbon. Scotch. And Gin. Those are your food groups, you crazy kids. Enjoy.

Be a patriot this weekend. Exercise your constitutional right.

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