Oh Holy Day! This Friday, December 5, marks the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition

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Friday is the 75th Anniversary of the repeal of the 18th Amendment (with the ratification of the 21st). Tope, oh boozehounds, your favorite tipple in good health. I shall be checking out this den of iniquity. What are your boozy plans?

afin d’y être sublime sans interruption (Michael White), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

I have the day off, but I need to watch a pile of movies before the boozing starts, unless I get a better offer.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

Seems like an ideal day to watch 'Thin Man' movies.

afin d’y être sublime sans interruption (Michael White), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

I have no tree to pick off the ornaments w/ my BB gun.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

"He didn't come anywhere near my tabloids!"

afin d’y être sublime sans interruption (Michael White), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Nora: Is that my drink over there?
Nick: What are you drinking?
Nora: Rye.
Nick: (He picks up the glass and slugs down its contents.) Yes. That's yours.

afin d’y être sublime sans interruption (Michael White), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

I plan to use the time wisely and drink until I pass out no less than 3 times in 24 hours.

Scotch and Soda anyone?

I didn't think so..... well bugger the Soda water, we'll just have Scotch!

I have heard rumors of a recently finished batch of some rather excellent Moonshine.

A couple jiggers and your nose is toasty and numb.

That should fit in nicely with the theme of the day.......

Master of Sherbet Evangelism Dude Steel Esquire OMGWTFBBQEIEIO (еdë §téè£), Thursday, 4 December 2008 02:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

Look, make sense now. Any answer not involving tommy guns and talking out of the corner of one's mouth is clearly a nonsense.

failing that then clearly we must fall back on the old reliable of steady consumption before cessation of consciousness, but that, frankly, lacks the old AAD college spirit, which, as we all know, was scotch, aside from those with postal diplomas who had to make do with the lower order of liqueurs

I refer, specifically, to cointreau, naturally. Poor saps.

Anyhoo, I shall mark the occasion by finding a car with a running board and boring myself by continuing this premise for further than a couple of paragraphs. Poor show.

Matt, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

I am attending this:

On December 5th, The DC Craft Bartenders’ Guild is inviting Washington area residents to party like it’s 1933. The group, made up of DC’s top mixologists, is hosting Washington’s only Repeal Day party, taking place at The City Tavern Club from 8 P.M. to midnight. Priced at $80 per person if purchased before November 20th ($90 per person thereafter) with proceeds benefiting the Club’s Preservation Fund and the Museum of the American Cocktail, this fundraising event honors the 75th anniversary of the date when the 18th Amendment – which established Prohibition in the United States – was repealed.

Guests will be treated to true classic cocktails, recreated by the best in the business, including locals Owen Thompson (Bourbon), Gina Chersevani (EatBar) and Derek Brown (The Gibson). Special guests will include Tony Abou-Ganim (Host of Fine Living Network’s “Raising the Bar”), Jeffrey Morgenthaler (RepealDay.org founder) and other top bartenders from throughout the United States. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided throughout the night by the City Tavern Club and a 1930s jazz band will set the mood and provide the tunes for dancing.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Friday, 5 December 2008 14:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

Matt, if the car doesn't have a stumbling board or a sleeping it off in the gutter board, you're really not celebrating with enough vigor.

I maintain that not to get legless, blind drunk, potted, stewed, or heated tonight (or today, depending on one's predilections) constitutes a slur on the memory of all those who fought and died, cadged and offered rounds, distilled and smuggled for our right to booze.

afin d’y être sublime sans interruption (Michael White), Friday, 5 December 2008 15:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

I pulled the head off Elvis, filled Fred up to his pelvis...

UEK - Big Tempin' (Oilyrags), Friday, 5 December 2008 22:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Breaking out the cheap wine even now...

Aimless, Saturday, 6 December 2008 00:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

I am attending this:

On December 5th, The DC Craft Bartenders’ Guild is inviting Washington area residents to party like it’s 1933. The group, made up of DC’s top mixologists, is hosting Washington’s only Repeal Day party, taking place at The City Tavern Club from 8 P.M. to midnight. Priced at $80 per person if purchased before November 20th ($90 per person thereafter) with proceeds benefiting the Club’s Preservation Fund and the Museum of the American Cocktail, this fundraising event honors the 75th anniversary of the date when the 18th Amendment – which established Prohibition in the United States – was repealed.

Guests will be treated to true classic cocktails, recreated by the best in the business, including locals Owen Thompson (Bourbon), Gina Chersevani (EatBar) and Derek Brown (The Gibson). Special guests will include Tony Abou-Ganim (Host of Fine Living Network’s “Raising the Bar”), Jeffrey Morgenthaler (RepealDay.org founder) and other top bartenders from throughout the United States. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided throughout the night by the City Tavern Club and a 1930s jazz band will set the mood and provide the tunes for dancing.

ooo, please report back.

Matt P, Saturday, 6 December 2008 01:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

mango juice+wild turkey

Not recommended

UEK - Big Tempin' (Oilyrags), Saturday, 6 December 2008 17:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

A show of hands please......

How many here believe that the ending of prohibition was intentionally timed to coincide with the upcoming Christmas Parties?

I thought of that when I came to lying on my back looking up at the Mistletoe wondering why everything smells like old Egg Nog.

Master of Sherbet Evangelism Dude Steel Esquire OMGWTFBBQEIEIO (еdë §téè£), Sunday, 7 December 2008 03:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

I am fairly certain it was timed to coincide with the burning desire to get a drink asap.

Aimless, Sunday, 7 December 2008 19:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Aimless, please forebear in future to use desire and burning in the same sentence - it gives me the willies.

a serviceable substitute for wit (Michael White), Monday, 8 December 2008 19:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

But what doesn't, in these troubled times?

Matt, Monday, 8 December 2008 22:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

I have taken note and shall attempt compliance. NB: I presume this is because your "willies" are subject both to desires and certain burning sensations. Have you tried seltzer? It is supposed to work on at least one of these problems.

Aimless, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 02:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

My cousin had a bad case of burning willie every time he peed.... after his trip to Holland.

Two months of penicillin fixed him right up!

Master of Sherbet Evangelism Dude Steel Esquire OMGWTFBBQEIEIO (еdë §téè£), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 03:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

Have you tried seltzer?

If for no other purpose than sight gags, it's a veritable tonic.

a serviceable substitute for wit (Michael White), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 15:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

The DC Craft Bartenders Guild Repeal Day Ball was pretty amazing - about 10 different drinks being served at different stations around the room. Tony Abou Ganim's Tom & Jerry Punch was incredible, as was the Black Pepper Pisco Punch.

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I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 17:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

What did they consist of (roughly)?

a serviceable substitute for wit (Michael White), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 21:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't have the recipe for the black pepper pisco punch - I'm assuming it was something like pisco, lime, and simple syrup w/ a topping of thick black pepper foam. There may have been more ingredients.

Here's a Tom & Jerry recipe from Tony Abou Ganim's website, so I'm assuming what he served was similar:

Helen's Tom & Jerry Batter

Ingredients :

* 8 jumbo eggs
* 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
* ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
* Freshly grated nutmeg
* Hot water

For each drink:

* ¾ ounce Appleton Jamaican Rum
* ¾ ounce Hennessey VS Cognac

Directions:Separate egg whites and yolks. In a large mixer, beat yolks until thin, transfer to another bowl. Clean mixer and add the egg whites and cream of tartar, beat until stiff. Add powdered sugar and fold in yolks. Mix until batter is thick, but light.

In a pre-heated mug, add 1 heaping ladle of batter. Add rum and cognac. Top with hot water and dust with freshly grated nutmeg. Serve with a paddle or spoon.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Thursday, 11 December 2008 22:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hmmm, sounds very wintry.

a serviceable substitute for wit (Michael White), Thursday, 11 December 2008 22:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

and a video on making the pisco punch...

http://dcist.com/2008/12/05/dcist_videos_how_to_make_pisco_punc.php

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Thursday, 11 December 2008 22:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

That cannot be the REAL recipe for a Tom and Jerry.

Not a single cat nor mouse in the mix!

HARUMPHFFff

I believe in the idea of TRUTH in ADVERTISING.

MY home made Bass Ale has at least on whole bass per sixpack.

Master of Sherbet Evangelism Dude Steel Esquire OMGWTFBBQEIEIO (еdë §téè£), Friday, 12 December 2008 01:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

That's why I've been wary of Dogfish Head beers.

WmC, Friday, 12 December 2008 01:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

wheras MY home-made bass ale emits a constant low drone, off-putting to the novice, but relished by those who enjoy the noisier drinks. On special occasions the Jazz Port comes out and then, well, goodness...

Matt, Saturday, 13 December 2008 00:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

On special occasions the Jazz Port comes out

Pardon my asking, but what does it come out of?

Aimless, Saturday, 13 December 2008 02:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

Why, the port saxophone, naturally; a flat G can neatly decant at five paces

Matt, Sunday, 14 December 2008 01:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

I have never seen nor heard a port saxophone but I did room once with a starboard violin.

Horrible horrible screeching noises at all hours of the day.

Master of Sherbet Evangelism Dude Steel Esquire OMGWTFBBQEIEIO (еdë §téè£), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 01:27 (ten years ago) Permalink


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