William Grimes of The New York Times sent along these recipes for Prohibition-era cocktails — drinker beware, as these were originally concocted during an era of tommy guns and bathtub gin. ...(more)
- 1 oz gin
- 1 oz creme de cacao
- 1 oz cream
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Fluffy Ruffles Cocktail
- 1 oz. light rum
- 1 oz. Italian (sweet) vermouth
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Add twist of lemon or lime.
- 2 oz. gin
- 1 tsp. cream
- 1 tsp. powdered Sugar
- Juice of 1/2 Lemon
- Soda water
Shake the gin, cream, sugar and lemon juice with ice. Strain into a highball glass and top up with soda water.
Rye and Ginger Ale
- 2 oz. rye whiskey (adulterated or of dubious origin)
- Ginger ale (White Rock, to be faithful to the period)
Pour rye over ice cubes in a highball glass, add ginger ale to (kill) taste. Take aspirin in the morning.