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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 & Speakeasy - Sandusky Ohio

Godfather

Glenfiddich, Almond Liqueur
Although not an airtight origin, many claim the drink was a favorite of popular American actor Marlin Brando, who played the cotton-mouthed character in Mario Puzo’s adaptation of The Godfather.

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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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Volstead Bar Vesper Martini

Vesper

Gordon’s Gin, Tito’s Vodka, Lillet Blanc
Created by Ian Fleming’s timeless character James Bond, this cocktail first appeared in the book Casino Royale and later appears in the 2006 movie. Vesper Lynd, 007’s love interest, cheekily inquires about the moniker “because of the bitter aftertaste?” To which James replies “because once you’ve tasted it, you won’t drink anything else.”

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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

London Dry Gin, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Cherry Heering, Cointreau, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters, Soda Water
Created at Raffles Hotel in Singapore by a bartender named Ngiam Tong Boon. Visit the hotel today, and you see the safe in which Ngiam locked away his recipe books, as well as the Sling recipe hastily jotted down on a bar chit in 1936 by a hotel visitor who had asked a waiter for it.

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