Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

4/12/2013

In good spirits: Pictures capture wild celebrations as prohibition finally ENDED 80 years ago this week

It was known as the ‘Noble Experiment’ but when prohibition came to end 80 years ago there were few who missed the dry days.

The 14-year ban on making and selling alcohol gave rise to a shady period of booze smuggling and speakeasies, where characters such as Al Capone made sure those in the know could still enjoy a drink.

The ban, which ended on December 5, 1933, also gave rise to the cocktail, as bartenders came up with new mixes to sweeten the taste of the moonshine whiskey and bathtub gin. for more click here

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