This year marks 100 years since the start of an era which was to define 1920s America, help usher in the Jazz Age and even unexpectedly boost organized crime: Prohibition.
Described by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson as “a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose,” Prohibition ushered in laws banning the manufacture, sale and transport of alcoholic beverages.
Others had decidedly different views, one of them being the legendary humorist W.C. Fields who admitted: “Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”
With bars and restaurants closed around the globe, amateur bartenders are making their own cocktails at home.
Started in January 1920, Prohibition was repealed nearly 14 years later in December 1933.
To mark the milestone in the most appropriate way — with a drink — we’ve chosen six classic cocktails with recipes from around the globe, each with a story of its own. And while most…