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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.

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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

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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Gin Fizz

London Dry Gin, Lemon Juice, Powdered Sugar, Soda Water
The first printed reference to a fizz (spelled “fiz”) is in the 1887 edition of Jerry Thomas’ Bartender’s Guide, which contains six fizz recipes. The Gin Fizz gained so much popularity that bars would employ scrums of bartenders working in teams that would take turns shaking the fizzes.

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Volstead Bar Blood and Sand Cocktail

Blood & Sand

Johnnie Walker Red, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Juice, Cherry Heering
One of the few original classic cocktails that includes scotch, it was named for Rudolph Valentino’s 1922 bullfighter movie Blood and Sand. The red juice from the blood orange that was first used in the drink helped connect it to the film.

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Volstead Bar French 75 Cocktail

French 76

Absinthe Rinse, Vodka, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Champagne
A Later ancestor of the classic French 75. the french 76 gained popularity in Hemingway’s bar at the ritz hotel in Paris with hollywood types. simply replace the gin with vodka.

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