by Dan Gibson
It's the 80th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition today, honoring the end of one of the more absurd moments in American history when an amendment was added to the Constitution to try to keep people from doing something they were going to do regardless of its legality. But hey, it brought us the premise for Boardwalk Empire, which keeps Steve Buscemi employed, so that's something.
If you're looking to celebrate your freedom to get a drink, here is a likely incomplete list of local options (feel free to let us know if your local watering hole has something planned; we'll add it to the list):
Sky Bar is having a party, complete with "Roaring 20's drink specials" and music from Sunny Italy.
Saint House is offering a $6 special on a drink called the "Florita #3," named after the Miami bar that might have invented the daiquiri. Made with Ron Matusalem Rum, Luxardo Maraschino, grapefruit juice, lime juice, then shaken and strained, I want one now.
Scott & Co. is offering a $6 special on their take on the Sazerac. Sometimes considered the first cocktail and invented in New Orleans, their Sazerac contains rye whiskey, brandy, Demerara sugar, and Peychaud's bitters stirred and strained into rocks glass neat with an absinthe rinse. This also sounds affordably delicious.