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Repeal Day, 5th December. The end of Prohibition anniversary
uncle trav
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Posted: 2010-12-05 05:20 am   Permalink

Today the fifth of December is Repeal Day. Seventy seven years since prohibition was repealed. Think of how Polynesian pop culture would have ended up had this law remained in effect any longer that it did. I believe not to long after this time Don and Vic started the Polynesian cocktail race that would last for decades.

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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-12-05 6:32 pm   Permalink

happy Repeal Day to all!

 
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Limbo Lizard
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From: Aboard the 'Leaky Tiki', Dallas
Posted: 2011-12-05 10:28 pm   Permalink

Actually, good point... rum drinks may not have gained a foothold at the time they did, if not for Prohibition (and Repeal). I remember reading that Pat O'Brien created the Hurricane Cocktail (4 oz. rum) to use up the multiple cases of rum that distributors required him to buy, for each case of whiskey, in the early days of Repeal. Prohibition devastated the domestic distilling industry, but left the Caribbean rum industry intact. So, while the domestic industry slowly recovered, with whiskey at a premium, rum was readily and cheaply available. So... invent "Polynesian" rum drinks!

 
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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2016-12-05 07:49 am   Permalink

Happy REPEAL DAY, everyone! There has never been a better day to make Zombies. Do it now!



 
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The Below Decks
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Posted: 2016-12-05 09:45 am   Permalink

Happy Repeal Day!



 
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Haole Jim
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From: central coast metro Chicago
Posted: 2017-01-04 08:00 am   Permalink

'Was just talking about this with a dog-walking colleague yesterday in cold-windy metro Chicago.

How Prohibition ever got passed as a Constitutional Amendment is still a bit of a mystery in this mind.


 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2017-01-04 08:17 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-01-04 08:00, Haole Jim wrote:
How Prohibition ever got passed as a Constitutional Amendment is still a bit of a mystery in this mind.



That is an interesting point considering how near-and-dear alcoholic beverages were to all Americans throughout history leading up to Prohibition and beyond.

In the book, "Poisoner's Handbook," the author details how Prohibition lead to tremendous advances in criminal forensics due to all the poisonings from bad liquor. Police investigators had to develop methods by which they could detect more accurately how people died. Was it bad liquor, or was it poisoning by arsenic, cyanide, etc.?

Another book I have at home (can't remember the title now) details how much beer and liquor was woven into daily American life since before the first European settlers arrived on North American shores -- beer was partial payment to sailors, and when voyages ran too long and beer ran out, there was unrest.
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TikiHardBop
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From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2017-01-05 2:52 pm   Permalink

Last Call by Daniel Okrent is probably the best book on all aspects of Prohibition.

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Call-Rise-Fall-Prohibition/dp/074327704X


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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2017-01-06 08:04 am   Permalink

Thanks, tikihardbop, for the recommendation!

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 11 days ago; 10:50 am   Permalink

It's that day again - CELEBRATE the REPEAL OF PROHIBITION on December 5th, 1933!

Get your cocktail shakers ready and soothe those nerves so savagely frayed by Christmas shopping. DRINK!



 
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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 11 days ago; 8:27 pm   Permalink

To celebrate appropriately, I’m having my own classically-styled cocktail, the Club Babita, in a Nick and Nora glass:



Anybody seen Ken Burns’ Prohibition documentary? I thought it was quite good, and it helped me to understand that our long national nightmare was primarily due to Protestant women and the income tax....


 
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kkocka
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Posted: 10 days ago; 12:18 pm   Permalink

I celebrated with the most appropriately-named cocktail: the Scofflaw. Rye, lemon juice, grenandine, and dry vermouth.




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lavish88
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Joined: Oct 23, 2015
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From: London UK
Posted: 8 days ago; 11:53 pm   Permalink

Great topic - Freezing temps and high winds mean our outdoor UK Tiki bar is dormant from November until April so my wife came up with a genius idea for the spare room -SPEAKEASY !




Brown paint was purchased and work began last week







MDF and a roll of art deco anaglypta is the basis for the bar front



Ebay for the lights and charity stores for the props.





LEDs from amazon, and a bit of opal perspex for the underlit bottles was an indulgence but works well I think.

About another 5 days and it will be finished in time for xmas.

Regards,

Mark.









 
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