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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 Vesper Martini

Vesper

Gordon’s Gin, Tito’s Vodka, Lillet Blanc
Created by Ian Fleming’s timeless character James Bond, this cocktail first appeared in the book Casino Royale and later appears in the 2006 movie. Vesper Lynd, 007’s love interest, cheekily inquires about the moniker “because of the bitter aftertaste?” To which James replies “because once you’ve tasted it, you won’t drink anything else.”

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Volstead Bar Sandusky Ohio Aviation Cocktail

Aviation

Plymouth Gin, Luxardo, Lemon Juice, Crème De Violette
Once regarded as the prince of cocktails, the scarcity of maraschino liqueur nearly sent the drink into beverage oblivion. The name of this poignant Depression-era cocktail is supposedly linked to air travel of the time, a risky venture not for the faint of heart.

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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 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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