William Grimes of The New York Times sent along these recipes for Prohibition-era cocktails — drinker beware, as these were originally concocted during an era of tommy guns and bathtub gin. ...(more)
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Fluffy Ruffles Cocktail
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Add twist of lemon or lime.
Shake the gin, cream, sugar and lemon juice with ice. Strain into a highball glass and top up with soda water.
Rye and Ginger Ale
Pour rye over ice cubes in a highball glass, add ginger ale to (kill) taste. Take aspirin in the morning.