Just in time for the weekend, here’s a look at the winning recipes from the National Constitution Center’s competition challenging Philadelphia mixologists to concoct the “Best ’20s-Inspired Cocktail” in honor of the Center’s acclaimed exhibition, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.
The constitutional issue of Prohibition remains alive, in spirit, in Pennsylvania, but the commonwealth’s liquor control system might be under siege from the state’s governor.
Put away your lagers, your cocktail shakers, and your martini glasses. Prohibition is now in effect. On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment of the Constitution was ratified. After decades of steadily growing in its political influence, the temperance movement had succeeded in prohibiting the sale, manufacture, and transportation of “intoxicating liquors” throughout the United… [Continue Reading]
The Prohibition Era was one of most dynamic ages in American history, and it hit full speed on January 16, 1919, when the First Amendment was ratified. Officially, Prohibition started in 1920 and ended in 1933, but it was more than a century in the making, and parts of it are still with us today…. [Continue Reading]
In recent weeks, the United States has witnessed two parallel narratives unfolding over the contest between freedom and regulation in American society. On November 6, two states–Washington and Colorado–passed voter referendums decriminalizing recreational marijuana use in the face of federal policy that dictates otherwise. And on December 14, a young man walked into a Connecticut… [Continue Reading]