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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 Moscow Mule Cocktail

Moscow Mule

Vodka, Ginger Beer, Lime
Jack Morgan, President of Cock N’ Bull products (The first producer of ginger beer), eloquently described the day of creation with his 3 friends. “We three were quaffing a slug, nibbling an hors d’oeuvre and shoving toward inventive genius.”

100% Solid Copper Mugs Available for Purchase $28 includes a Copper Cocktail

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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 Caipirinha

Caipirinha

Brazilian Style
Cachaça, Lime, Granulated Sugar
or
Puerto Rican Style
Don Q Rum, Lime, Granulated Sugar
A national cocktail of Brazil, the original base mixture was used in Sao Paulo apothecaries to aid victims of the Spanish Flu. Eventually, the garlic and honey were removed, replaced with sugar, ice and more rum—the modern day Caipirinha.

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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy Greyhound

Greyhound

Vodka, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Simple Syrup, Salted Rim
Journalist and novelist Hunter S. Thompson’s daily morning starter. The Greyhound was Thompson’s idea of consuming “healthy” from a tip he heard from boxer Muhammed Ali. Ali told him to consume grapefruit regularly. Call it insane or genius, Hunter just added booze.

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