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Artfully Crafting Classic Cocktails

Locally owned and operated, Volstead Bar takes patrons back to the fascinating days of the speakeasy by artfully crafting classic cocktils. Housed in what was the old Dorn Winery and later the Green Door brothel, the Green Door Building is shrouded in Sandusky lore and has seen an array of tenants throughout the years.

Combining these intriguing historical remnants with the speakeasy practices of the aforementioned years, Volstead Bar harkens back to the days of Old Sandusky amidt the New Sandusky renaissance.

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Volstead Classic Cocktails

Here are a few choice selections of some of our signature drinks
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Volstead Bar Negroni Cocktail

Negroni

Beefeater Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Campari
Mistakingly created by Florence, Italy native Count Camillo Negroni in 1919, the cocktail came about when he asked his bartender to strengthen his familiar drink, the Americano. Orson Welles once famously said, “The bitters are good for your liver. The gin is bad for you. They balance each other.”

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New Orleans Fizz

London Dry Gin, Cream, Orange Flower Water, Simple Syrup, Powdered Sugar, Organic Egg White, Lemon Juice, Soda Water
Hard to find outside of New Orleans, this cocktail, also called a Ramos Gin Fizz, was created by Henry C. Ramos in 1888. Former Louisiana Governor Huey Long coveted this drink so much, he used to have his barman accompany him on trips to New York.

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Volstead Bar Dark n' Stormy Cocktail

Dark ‘n Stormy

Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Ginger Beer, Lime
Bermuda’s most beloved drink right next to the Rum Swizzle get it’s origins from sailors in the British Royal Navy. In an effort to ween sailors off of heavy rum, ginger beer was introduced. Needless to say, it didn’t work.

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Margarita

Jose Tradicional Gold, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Organic Agave Nectar
this classic cocktail is said to have been originally called the “Daisy,” an American drink made with brandy which became popular during Prohibition when people drifted over the border for alcohol.

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