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Imbiber’s Agenda: Firefly Barman Jon Harris Will Honor Repeal Day with $10 Drinks
Indulge your inner scofflaw with a Wednesday evening fueled by classic cocktails. By Jessica Voelker
Jon Harris is offering a special menu to celebrate Prohibition's end. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Comments () | Published November 19, 2012

Bosses, if all of your employees call in sick on Thursday, December 6, here’s why: In celebration of Repeal Day—that is, the anniversary of the date on which we did away with the 18th Amendment and made alcohol legal once more—Firefly bar manager Jon Harris has designed a special menu featuring $10 cocktails all evening on Wednesday, December 5.

The cocktails are all themed around our nation’s dark era under the Volstead Act. So for instance the 12 Miles Out—from the famous Savoy Cocktail Book—refers to the fact that 12 miles away from American shores, Volstead was void. The rye-based scofflaw, meanwhile, references a slang term for a person who flagrantly disobeyed the law and drank liquor anyway. (So, you know, everybody.)

Firefly Repeal Day Menu

12 Miles Out
Silver Rum, Calvados, Swedish Punsch
 
12 Mile Limit
White Rum, Rye Whisky, Brandy, Lemon, Grenadine
 
Scofflaw
Old Overholt Rye, Dolin Rouge Vermouth, Orange, Lemon, Grenadine, Orange Bitters
 
Bee’s Knees
Gordon’s Gin, Lemon, Honey
 
Southside
Gordon’s Gin, Lime, Mint
 
Prohibition Cocktail
Gin, Cocchi Americano, Orange, Apricot Liqueur
 
Volstead Cocktail
Rye Whisky, Swedish Punsch, Orange, Grenadine, Anisette
 
Sidecar
St. Remy VSOP Brandy, Lemon, Cointreau, Sugar Rim
 
Daiquiri
El Dorado 3 Rum, Lime, Sugar
 
Charlie Chaplin
Apricot Liqueur, Sloe Gin, Lime

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