Get ready to raise a glass on Repeal Day (December 5): a day in which we celebrate the production and consumption of alcohol! For more than a dozen years starting in 1920, our nation’s drinking was highly limited to speakeasies, bathtub distilling and bootlegging. What better way to pay homage to the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition, than to responsibly enjoy alcohol? On December 5 commemorate our right to drink…with a drink! Try these cocktails featuring Coopers’ Craft, the first new bourbon produced by Brown-Forman in over 20 years (parent company of Jack Daniels, Woodford Reserve, Early Times and Old Forester). The vanilla flavor layered on top of the lightly charred oakiness makes for a very approachable and delicious bourbon that even the most entry-level whiskey drinker will gulp down.
1 oz Coopers’ Craft
1 oz Montenegro Amaro
1 oz Carparno Antica Formula sweet vermouth
Serve over ice with an orange twist.
1.5 oz Coopers’ Craft
½ oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
¼ oz demerara syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Garnish with shaved nutmeg.
3 oz Coopers’ Craft
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz Chambord
3 oz ginger beer
dash of orange bitters
Orange peel for garnish
Add the bourbon, simple syrup, Chambord, and bitters to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with an orange peel.
As an added bonus, here are a couple repeal party ideas to help you celebrate.
Prohibition House Party: If you love a good house party, here’s your chance to be the host with the most! Invite friends over to enjoy a variety of interesting and well-made spirits and brews to celebrate Repeal. Encourage guests to stock the bar with their brown bagged bottle and dress a la Al Capone. You might even supply some party favors.
Business Party: What’s better than an office holiday party? An office Repeal Day party. Perfectly placed between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s the perfect time to host a sophisticated soiree for staff or clientele with creative cocktails and 1920s era snacks. Perhaps guests could even be persuaded to participate in a costume contest.
arrive in style! The Dapper Style reminds you to celebrate responsibly.