New York Bar- Speakeasy Event

Last Thursday evening I had the pleasure of hosting a Speakeasy themed event at The New York Bar Association.
I began the evening by blaming the cause of Prohibition on pissed off broads. What is that saying “Hell has not fury like a women scorned” . Well if you were a woman during early 1900’s , bars were off-limits to you, unless you were a hooker. (nice right!)  So picture this , if you were married your husband could spend every night in the bar without you and if were single you weren’t allowed to go to the place where all the men were hanging out.  Do I have to say more, pissed off woman are very dangerous creatures…

The cocktails featured that night were the following:

Midnight Run

1.5 oz Zacapa rum

1.5 oz Laphsong (smoked tea) black tea

1 oz Bulleit Bourbon

1 oz Pomegranate Juice

¾ oz Cinnamon /star anise syrup

½ oz Lemon Juice

¼ oz date molasses

½ oz Rose Water

Clubland 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book

2 oz Ciroc

2 oz Dry White Port

1 or 2 Dashes of Angostura bitters

Glass: Martini Glass

Garnish: Lemon Twist

Fill a pint glass with ice.  Add the vodka, port and bitters and stir well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass. Pinch the lemon twist over the drink, rub it around the rim of the glass and drop it into the drink.


Corpse Reviver

.75 oz No. Ten

.75oz  Lemon Juice

.75 oz  Cointreau

.75 oz Lillet Blanco

1 dash of absinthe

Shake and strain into a martini glass


Whisky Smash

2 oz Bulleit

½ lemon quartered

4 mint leaves

1 oz Simple Syrup

Glass: Rocks Glass

Garnish: Mint sprig

Muddle lemon,mint leaves and simple, add Bourbon. Shake with ice and strain into a ice filled rocks glass


Saving the world one cocktail at a time..


~ by duffontherocks on November 9, 2010.

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