Repeal Day Alert!
December 5th is rapidly approaching, and for those in the know, this means Vessel’s annual celebration of Repeal Day.
This year we are planning a much bigger celebration than last. As Prohibition was repealed at 2:32 PST, Vessel will be opening a bit early this year, to coincide with that all-important time stamp. We also have some interesting drink specials going on: $2.32 Stella Artois (beer was being shipped from breweries within minutes of Repeal, as the only way you can make near-beer is to make the real deal first), and $2.32 Monmousseau Brut Etoile (as this is about celebrating, one does need bubbly). I’m trying to get in touch with my Dewar’s rep, as they have been heavily campaigning for Repeal Day with a number of commercials, so that we can do a cocktail special with them (Presbyterians, anyone?).
Because just doing drink specials is a little boring, all the staff are dressing up in 1933 garb, and encouraging our guests to do the same. How are we encouraging them you ask? Well, anyone who comes in dressed to the period will get 33% off of their bill (Prohibition was in 1933, in case you were wondering why 33%). We are hoping that we get a lot of people dressed up, as everyone wearing fedoras and stoles, with big band and 30’s jazz playing sounds like a heck of a good time to me!
As the final coup de grace I’ve procured an unopened bottle of bonded Prohibition bourbon, which we are going to crack open at 5:32 pm and sell by the ounce. That’s right, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, at 5:32 a sealed and stamped bottle of Pebble-Ford Kentucky bourbon, distilled in 1917 and bottled in 1931, will be sold at the cost of $40/ounce. Come in period dress, and it becomes substantially less. If that alone isn’t reason enough to come, perhaps the thought of your picture getting taken alongside an original 1933 newspaper declaring the end of Prohibition while sipping your once-in-a-lifetime bourbon will clinch the deal!
I hope to see you on December 5th, and in case I don’t, mix yourself a nice variation of the Presbyterian, and toast the good boys who helped end nearly fourteen years of drought.
2 oz Scotch (let’s use Dewar’s today)
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 oz spicy ginger beer (I use home-made)
2 oz ginger ale
build in a Collins glass
smile and consume
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