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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 cocktails. 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 amidst the New Sandusky renaissance.

Cocktails

Volstead Classic Cocktails

Here are a few choice selections of some of our signature drinks
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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy - Sandusky Ohio

Manhattan

Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, Regan’s Orange Bitters
Unlike many other cocktails that have been roused from hibernation, the Manhattan has stood the test of time in part to New York’s hotel bars and private clubs. The cocktail made back in the late 1800’s was made with rye whiskey, bourbon’s edgier cousin.

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Rusty Nail

Johnnie Walker Red, Drambuie®
A favorite of the renowned Rat Pack, the cocktail is often credited to the Manhattan-based 21 club sometime in the early 1960’s. Before today’s moniker caught on, it shared other titles such as the “Mig-21” and “Knucklehead.”

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Rob Roy

Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Dry Vermouth, Angostura Bitters
Another creation that came about in NYC’s Waldorf Astoria, the drink was named in honor of the premiere of Rob Roy, an operetta by composer Reginald De Oven and lyricist Harry B. Smith loosely based on Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor.

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Volstead Bar Sandusky Ohio Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Organic Egg White, Lemon Juice, Simple syrup
The oldest historical mention of a whiskey sour prepared in the world comes from the Wisconsin-based Waukesha Plain Dealer in 1870 and is sometimes referred to as a Boston Sour.

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