Five Ways to Celebrate Repeal Day in Dallas, Because Prohibition Was a Bummer
Tomorrow is "Repeal Day," the 80th anniversary of when our forefathers' palates and good sense ratified the 21st amendment and subsequently cut off the 18th amendment, allowing We The People to form a more perfect union by imbibing freely.
If you're inclined to knock one back for constitutional amendments, then get your flapper dress out because we've found a few noteworthy events, including nickel cocktails, moonshine and secret codes.
Victor Tango's is celebrating Repeal Day with 80-cent cocktails, including a Gin Sling, Japanese cocktail (Remy Martin, orgeat syrup and bitters), Sezeracs, and the Mary Pickford made with Mount Gay Rum, pineapple, maraschino cherry and house-made Grenadine.
Whiskey Cake thinks 80-cent cocktails are totally over-priced and will have five cent cocktails, including Sazeracs, French 75, Blood and Sand ... are you reading? Does it matter? Drinks are five pennies from 3 to 7 p.m.
The Alamo Drafthouse will be screening the film "The Wettest County in the World," a historical drama based on a criminal gang at the center of the South's moonshine trade during Prohibition. To accompany the flick, Bill DiGaetano, the COO of the local Alamo, has some tricks up his sleeves:
"We'll have Prohibition-era cocktails, moonshine, and more. Some cocktails are so secret they require a password to get them in your hand. So, speakeasy and keep the fuzz in the dark!"
No, we're not sure what that means either, but it's probably a good idea to follow their social media pages.
The Standard Pour will be decked out in era-appropriate attire for Repeal Day (flapper dress!) with live music and discounted classic cocktails all night.
The Windmill Lounge will host authors Jeffry Yarbrough and Rita Cook who will be signing copies of Prohibition in Dallas and Fort Worth from 5 to 7 p.m. The book, subtitled "Blind Tigers, Bootleggers and Bathtub Gin" came out this summer and covers the history of booze during the 1920's in North Texas, plus a Yarbrough offers a modern take on classic drinks.