Post # 1
Hey bees! I’m trying to figure out some cocktail options. We are planning on serving wine (fi’s aunt and uncle are gifting us wine from their winery!!), beer, cider, and 2 signature cocktails. Our theme is 1920’s/Gatsby/Art Deco so I would love to offer two drinks that are reminiscent of the theme! I’m thinking a vodka drink and a whiskey drink but I’m mostly a wine drinker so I’m having a hard time coming up with interesting drinks… let me know if you have any favorites! I want something that will make the non beer/wine drinker happy!
Post # 2
Search for Prohibition era cocktails. Something with gin would be appropriate. I’ve read that F. Scott Fitzgerald loved Gin Rickeys.
Sidecars, French 75, Sazerac, old fashioned.
I love old fashioned cocktails!
Post # 3
I think they mention mint juleps in the novel and that is whiskey or bourbon (and delicious). Manhattans – like for the New York setting, but still subtle?
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Post # 5
Here is the cocktail menu from the bar I went to for my hens night – they do a lot of prohibition era cocktails, and their list has a little bit of background info on each drink as well
Post # 6
I am a whiskey drinker and love going to prohibition themed bars. Maybe you could go to one and try out drinks for a fun night? Old fashioned and sidecar are probably the most common but they’re both truly drinks for people who enjoy strong alcohol.
This is one of my favorite drinks and I think it fits in well with that era because people loved their champagne in those funny wide topped glasses. It’s sooooo light and refreshing, perfect for dancing the night away.
Its St Germain, lemon, and champagne. Add a rock candy stick for extra fun.
Edit: I liked pp’s idea of giving you a bar menu, so here’s one from our favorite speakeasy themed bar:
Post # 7
A really good gimlet (made with fresh lime juice) just can’t be beat. Vodka is pretty boring…I’d go with a gin based drink that features some sort of citrus (like a gimlet) that makes it really tasty
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider
I second PP – skip vodka, go for gin.
and as a wine drinker, you might really enjoy a French 75!
Post # 9
My first thought was mint julep and French 75! Perfect era drinks, but still beloved today!
Post # 10
Singapore Sling is my favorite Art Deco era cocktail! A French 75 seems like the perfect wedding cocktail for a Prohibition themed wedding, however.