Category Archives: bootlegging

A Bit of Holiday Fun: Boozy Easter Eggs from 1932

“How much for the eggs?” John Huntley asked, eyeing the large display of Easter candy on the delicatessen’s counter. He’d heard the stuff had been selling like hot cakes, and no one was sure why—but being a Prohibition agent, he … Continue reading

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Ghosts, Gangsters, and Widows: An Interview With Sherilyn Decter, Author of INNOCENCE LOST, Book One of The Bootlegger Chronicles

     Hello Dear Readers! Today I’m very excited to bring you something new and different: an interview with author Sherilyn Decter!     Decter’s marketing team over at MC Book Tours reached out to me to join her book tour, … Continue reading

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Raise a Glass: Today is National Bootlegger’s Day…and Al’s Birthday, Too!

Thanks to the magic of Google Alerts I found out that today—January 17th—is none other than National Bootlegger’s Day. What’s National Bootlegger’s Day, you ask? Well, according to NationalDayCalendar, this day was created to celebrate bootleggers and their various attempts to … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: A Series Introduction

    Ah, the cocktail.   Today the word conjures up images of sophistication and elegance, of well-dressed men and women sipping at elegant stemmed glasses in darkened bars—but it wasn’t always that way.  While cocktails themselves (or mixed drinks, anyway) have … Continue reading

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Coroner’s Cocktails and Yak Yak Bourbon: The Worst Drinks of Prohibition

  Getting a decent drink during Prohibition was hard for everyone—but it was especially difficult for the poor.  While wealthier citizens were off quaffing imported liquor from Canada in opulent speakeasies, or sipping wine from their own private cellars, poor … Continue reading

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Let’s All Raise a…Brick? Wine-making During Prohibition

If you went to a grocery store or a pharmacy during Prohibition, you might see one of these sitting out on the display counter: And if you took it home and opened it up, it would look like this inside: What is … Continue reading

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