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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 Waldorf

Waldorf

Absinthe rinse, Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters
Johnnie Solon, a bartender at the famed Waldorf Astoria in New York City around 1900, created this drink after being challenged by an inebriated customer. At first delivery, the drink was originally called a “Bronx.”

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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy - Sandusky Ohio

Hendrick’s Mule

Muddled cucumber and lime, Hendricks Gin, St. Elder, ginger beer.

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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy - Sandusky Ohio

Build Your Own Gin + Tonic

  1. Choose Your Gin

    Aviation – Beefeater – Bombay Sapphire -The Botanist – Gordon’s – Hendrick’s – New Amsterdam – Plymouth – Tanqueray – Tanqueray 10 – Uncle Val’s Botanical – Watershed Four Peel

  2. Choose Your Fever-Tree Tonic

    ( Premium Indian Tonic – Natural Quinine ) ( Light Indian Tonic – 46% fewer calories ) ( Mediterranean Tonic – Rosemary & Lemon Thyme ) ( Elderflower Tonic – British Elderflowers ) ( Aromatic Tonic – Angostura Bark ) ( Lemon Tonic – Sicilian Lemons ) ( Citrus Tonic – Mexican Limes, Tangerine + Bitter Orange )

  3. Choose Add-Ons

    * Limit 2, Extra charge for any additional ingredients *
    ( Produce: Cucumber, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange ) ( Herbs: Mint, Rosemary ) ( Spices: Allspice, Black Peppercorns, Cinnamon, Cloves ) ( Bitters: Angostura, Peychauds, Regan’s ) ( Syrups: Agave, Chamomile, Honey, Mint Green Tea, Passion Tea ) ( Specialty: Absinthe, Orange Blossom Water )

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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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