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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 Cocktail New Orleans Fizz

New Orleans Fizz

London Dry Gin, Cream, Orange Flower Water, Simple Syrup, Powdered Sugar, Organic Egg White, Lemon Juice, Soda Water
Hard to find outside of New Orleans, this cocktail, also called a Ramos Gin Fizz, was created by Henry C. Ramos in 1888. Former Louisiana Governor Huey Long coveted this drink so much, he used to have his barman accompany him on trips to New York.

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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy - Sandusky Ohio

Roast and Toast

Dickel Whiskey, cold-brew coffee, simple syrup, ginger beer topped with a marshmallow.

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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 Cocktail Seelbach

Seelbach

Makers Mark Bourbon, Cointreau, Angostura Bitters, Peychaud’s Bitters, Champagne
This 1917 drink, named for the Louisville hotel where it was born, came about when a bartender there used a customer’s Manhattan to catch the overflow from a popped champagne bottle — at least according to writer Brad Thomas Parsons.

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