Celebrate The Good Stuff With These Prohibition Inspired Cocktails
Now that the year 2020 is in full swing bringing in a new Roaring Twenties, we should first look back and celebrate the decade still fondly remembered in the US. January 16, 1920, marked the 100th anniversary of Prohibition. On that date, the 18th Amendment was implemented to the US Constitution which outlawed the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages.
To commemorate, Templeton Rye Whiskey brought out what Al Capone once dubbed, “The Good Stuff”. NYC’s The Rye House transformed their digs into America’s ‘Last Night Of Freedom’. Pours of liquid sunshine delighted whiskey lovers as they sampled Prohibition-inspired cocktails. Since liquor was illegal during Prohibition, speakeasies had to get creative with their mixing of cocktails to which birthed some of happy hour’s most iconic libations.
The Bootlegger’s Ward 8
Templeton Rye 4 Year, Lime Juice, Orange Juice, Simple Syrup, Pomegranate Molasses
“The Good Stuff” Sazerac
Templeton Rye 6 Year, Armagnac, Demerara, Angostura Bitters, Peychaud’s Bitters, Absinthe Wash, Lemon Zest
Templeton Maple Toddy
Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish, Lemon, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon Bark
Templeton Rye was born out of Prohibition, when residents of Templeton, Iowa distilled rye whiskey that became a favorite among speakeasies and bootleggers. It was reintroduced legally in 2006. It broke ground with a new distillery that officially opened to visitors in 2018. Today’s version is slightly different, removing corn in its recipe and has a high 95 percent rye mash content combined with malted barley. Templeton Rye can be found throughout bars and restaurants in NYC including Rye House, District Local, District Social, Lucky Strike and Morandi.