With the passing of the 18th Amendment in 1920, the Temperance movement attempted to dry up America. But the brave men and women of the drinking community simply wouldn’t have it. They went right on drinking their Manhattans and Martinis, but like drinkers of any era, they also demanded something new.
Stateside bartenders continued to create delicious, innovative cocktails throughout Prohibition, while their European counterparts whipped up intriguing tipples for boozy vacationers and expats. Some of those nefarious inventions live on today. Here, the best drinks born in the Prohibition era.