- M.F.K. Fisher born (1908)
It’s All Gin to Me: Luscious 'Gatsby'-Inspired Gin Cocktails
Courtesy of Swift's Attic'Great Gatsby'-inspired cocktails made with gin.
Courtesy of Swift's Attic
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In the 1920s, despite the ladies loosening up their corsets to get down on the dance floor, legal spots to indulge in a drink or two were nowhere to be found. The Roaring ‘20s wasn’t always all that jazz, due in large part to Prohibition (1920-1933), a dark time in cocktail history when alcohol was — gasp! — illegal.
However, this didn’t mean that big shots and their babes couldn’t get their drink on without the bulls finding out (that’s uniformed police for you budding bosses and flappers). Patrons in search of luscious libations attended speakeasies, secret spots where bartenders created spiked drinks, all while attempting to mask the strong taste of gin and other forbidden spirits.
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