Prohibition, [proh-uh-bish-uh n] – the legal prohibiting of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks for common consumption. The period (1920–33) when the Eighteenth Amendment (volstead act) was in force and alcoholic beverages could not legally be manufactured, transported, or sold in the U.S. This was noble experiment pushed by the temperance society but proved to cause more problems than it was worth!
This delicious version of the Prohibition Cocktail is complements of my friend Tyler Dow of Faith & Flower in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. Made in the style of drink of the era but with a twist and great ingredients as opposed to bathtub gin!
Prohibition Cocktail (Tyler’s version)
1 1/2 oz No. 209
1 1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz Apricot Brandy
1/2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
Shake & double (fine) strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange zest and a Marasca (Luxardo) cherry.
Use a little of the cherry juice if the person has a sweet tooth.