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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

Harvey Wallbanger

Vodka, Orange Juice, Galliano Liqueur
Reported to have been invented in 1952 by three-time world champion mixologist Donato ‘Duke’ Antone. legend has it that the drink was named after a Manhattan Beach surfer who was a regular patron of Duke’s ‘Blackwatch’ Bar on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood during the early 1950s.

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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy - Sandusky Ohio

Hendrick’s Mule

Muddled cucumber and lime, Hendricks Gin, St. Elder, ginger beer.

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Affinity

Dewar’s Scotch Whisky, Sweet Vermouth, Dry Vermouth, Orange Bitters
A 1907 article from the New York Sun states it best. “After drinking one, surviving experimenters declare, the horizon takes on a roseate hue, the second brings Wall street to the front and center proffering to you a quantity of glistening lamb shearings; when you’ve put away the third, the green grass grows up all around, birds sing in the fig trees and your affinity appears.”

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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy Absinthe Rinse

Absinthe Drip

(serves 2)
Absinthe, Sugar Cube
This once illicit booze is said to make patrons hallucinate on account of the wormwood used in the barrel aging process. While it’s hallucinogenic properties were greatly exaggerated, “chasing the green fairy” is quite tasty and a perfectly acceptable form of imbibing.

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