The Volstead Act Company’s Pre-Prohibition-Inspired Cocktail Syrups

Small-batch, handmade mixers from Los Angeles

Forever on the search for mixers that match the cocktail movement we are all immersed in, we were taken by the efforts of The Volstead Act Company. The Los Angeles-based brand creates four syrups—organic ginger syrup, bitter lime tonic syrup, bitter orange tonic syrup and their best-known naturally red Peruvian tonic syrup—by way of a multi-infusion process that allows layer upon layer of flavor to …

History in a Bottle: The Hub Punch

Boston's pre-prohibition rum-based recipe infused with botanicals and orange

When it comes to seeking novel libations, sometimes the best place to look is the past. Those who came before us truly knew how to party, and what they lacked in (current day) hygiene standards, they more than made up for with inventive—and piquant—liquid pathways to inebriation. It’s in this spirit that the craft distillers at Boston’s Bully Boy Distillers revived one of Beantown’s oldest …

Tod Seelie’s Prohibition-Inspired Photography

The lensman's magnificently eerie images speak to the underbelly of New York in the 1920s

For a series of 10 magnificent, lush structural images, Brooklyn photographer Tod Seelie partnered with the new Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition to invoke the spirit of the era. To honor their historic past—rooted as a bootleggers spirit, smuggled into America by Captain William McCoy (the origin of “The Real McCoy”) during the 1920s—Cutty Sark launched this latest blended scotch whisky expression. The small-batch offering even …