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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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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy Volstead Bloody Mary

Volstead Bloody

Bartender’s Creation
Unclear in origin, the Bloody Mary is often referred to as the “world’s most complex cocktail” and most likely refers to Queen Mary I of England.

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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 & 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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