Repeal Day Cocktails: December 5 marks Repeal Day, the anniversary of the day the United States of America repealed the Eighteenth Amendment which forbade the drinking, manufacturing and selling of liquor.
This event paved the way for the legal resumption of the production, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages. The day has become a celebration of the end of Prohibition, a dark period which lasted from 1920-1933 yet brought cocktails that have since become popular classics such as the Bees Knees, Sazerac, Ward 8 and the Mary Pickford.
To celebrate this key date in cocktail history, we’ve put together five Prohibition era cocktails to enjoy on Repeal Day. Click on the page numbers below to navigate to the next Repeal Day cocktail in the series.