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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 Manhattan

Manhattan

Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, Regan’s Orange Bitters
Unlike many other cocktails that have been roused from hibernation, the Manhattan has stood the test of time in part to New York’s hotel bars and private clubs. The cocktail made back in the late 1800’s was made with rye whiskey, bourbon’s edgier cousin.

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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 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 Green Envy

Green Envy

New Amsterdam gin, lime juice, Green Chartreuse, simple syrup, egg white.

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