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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 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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Bee’s Knees

Plymouth Gin, Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup
Contrary to popular belief, Prohibition-era cocktails weren’t exactly glamorous, but rather grimy and tasteless. However, out of underground bartender’s quests to liven up less-than-savory bathtub gin, came a fantastic honey and citrus infused concoction coined as the “Bee’s Knees.”

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The Green Door

Gin & TonicWatershed Four Peel, Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
Lime, Lemon, Orange Flower Water, Rosemary

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Corpse Reviver #2

London Dry Gin, Cointreau, Cocchi Americano, Lemon Juice
Overtly sinister in name, this original hangover cure-all is anything but. Harry Craddock, one of the most famous bartenders in the 20’s and 30’s, credited the Corpse Reviver #2 in his “Savoy Cocktail Book” saying “To be taken before 11 a.m., or whenever steam and energy are needed.”

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