It’s been 81 years since the U.S. realized what a horrible mistake outlawing alcohol had been — and to commemorate the official repeal of Prohibition on Dec. 5, 1933, No Va Kitchen and Bar on Rainey Street is offering six $10 cocktails on Friday. They’re primarily, it’s worth noting, all classics that bartenders and home drinkers alike have been mixing up both prior to and during the days when bootleggers smuggled alcohol across state lines and savvy party-goers snuck into speakeasies.
The Rob Roy, for instance, is a drink that originated as far back as 1894 in New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel; the Jack Rose gained attention after being mentioned in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises.”
Here’s the list of Repeal Day cocktails No Va will be offering starting at 6 p.m. Friday.
Hanky Panky: Plymouth Gin, Carpano Antica and Fernet Branca
Tuxedo #2: Ransom Old Tom Gin, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, Luxardo Maraschino, orange bitters and a Tenneyson Absinthe Royale rinse
Jack Rose: Laird’s Bonded Applejack, house-made grenadine and lime
Daiquiri de Banane: Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum, Giffard’s Banane Liqueur, Liber & Co. Gomme syrup and lime
Rob Roy: Dewar’s White Label Whisky, house blend sweet vermouth, Dale DeGroff pimento bitters
The Liberal: Rittenhouse Rye, Carpano Antica, house-made Amer and orange bitters
For more information, visit www.novaonrainey.com.