Prohibition-Era Cocktails With Dale DeGroff

Dec. 5 is the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. To celebrate, King Cocktail — James Beard Award-winning mixologist Dale DeGroff — stopped by The Daily Meal test kitchen to teach us how to make some of his favorite Prohibition-era cocktails.

Learn step-by-step how to make the Boulevardier, a mix of bourbon, vermouth, and Campari, for those of you who prefer a stiff drink. The recipe DeGroff uses can be found here.

Additionally, DeGroff demonstrates General Harrison's Egg Nog, a boozy nog recipe without milk or cream that includes a special nontraditional ingredient.

King Cocktail also provided recipes for two classic cocktails you can never go wrong with: his take on Frank Meier's Gin & It, as well as instructions for how to make his own Old Fashioned.

DeGroff also explains some of the history behind the cocktails and gives us some insight into why he uses certain ingredients. You'll learn an important tidbit about using raw egg in your drinks as well.

Happy Repeal Day!