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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 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.”

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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy Pimm's Cup

Pimm’s Cup

Pimm’s No.1, Cucumber, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Ginger Beer
Originating in an oyster bar on Poultry Street in the city of London, the legendary Pimm’s ‘House Cup’ flavored with liqueurs and fruit extracts was created by James Pimm in 1840. The pilgrimage of this flavorful blend continued to another of his establishments called The Old Bailey, which is where he eventually crafted what’s known today as “Pimm’s No. 1 Cup.” The drink embedded itself across the British Empire with the first official Pimm’s Bar opening at the world-famous Wimbledon tennis tournament in 1971.

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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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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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