As we approach September we’re thinking about the C-word…. Christmas! This year at The Venue we’ve got a Roaring 20s themed Christmas party, and what better way to prepare than with a cocktail!
We’ve rounded up our top three favourite (and oldest!) cocktails inspired by and created during the 1920s Prohibition era:
The Clover Club
Named after the gentleman’s club in Philadelphia, it was enjoyed before the Prohibition with the first recipes being published in 1917. The tangy raspberries contrasting with the lemon is a perfect blend and an all-round crowd pleaser.
The Bee’s Knees
Yes, when something’s the bee’s knees, it’s brilliant and so is this cocktail! This sweet, light cocktail was especially popular when masking those homemade bathtub gins! Luckily we’ve moved past those days and don’t have to worry about why the ingredients were chosen!
Originally made with a rather large measure of Cointreau and crème de menthe, this wasn’t everyone’s go-to cocktail. A decade later the recipe was tweaked with the addition of gin, the removal of crème de menthe and an egg white was thrown in for good measure. All in all a classic gin cocktail and favoured by Laurel and Hardy at the Savoy Hotel in the 1930s.
Not a cocktail fan, but still want to get into the 1920’s swing? Pour your favourite tipple into a china teacup and drink inconspicuously!
You can find out more about Christmas at The Venue here.