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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.


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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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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Pier Passion

Uncle Val’s Botanical, Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic
Passion Fruit Tea, Agave, Mint

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Volstead Bar Cocktail Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Rye Whiskey, Angostura Bitters, Sugar Cube
While documented as far back as 1806, the title of this original concoction was first printed in the Chicago Daily Tribune in 1880. Although this muddled libation fell out of favor after the 1960’s, Don Draper from AMC’s Mad Men must be considered partially responsible for it’s resurgence.

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