TOSSWARE Team
Speakeasy Cocktail Twists

Try out our versions of the 1920's Prohibition-era cocktail classics!

We decided to shake up a few of our own favorite speakeasy cocktails! Since all of the liquor during Prohibition was illegally brewed and distributed, most of it had harsh flavors. This bathtub gin needed a bit of flavoring to mask their unrefined taste. The result? Some pretty ingenious cocktail combinations. Most of these drinks have become staples in the American bar and taste even better with the high-quality liquors we have today. Grab your vest, flapper dress, and fedora to step into 1920’s to tempt your senses with one of these four classic Prohibition-era cocktails.


The southside cocktail is the most notorious of our libations today. As Al Capone’s drink of choice, the cocktail is named after his southside Chicago gang. The rival northside gin was smoother and typically drunk with ginger ale. Capone’s gin, however, had a harsher flavor. This was masked by sweet and sour syrup and refreshing mint in the Southside cocktail. Add a splash of club soda for a Southside Fizz!

Southside

Serve 1 in TOSSWARE's 6oz Stemmed Flute

Ingredients
2oz Gin
1oz Lemon juice
1oz Simple sryup
2 Small springs of mint

Instructions
  1. Make a simple by warming equal parts water and sugar over the stovetop just until sugar is dissolved
  2. Add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and one mint sprig to the shaker
  3. Add ice and shake for about a minute
  4. Strain into TOSSWARE’s 6oz Stemmed Flute and garnish with a lemon quarter and small sprig of mint

6oz Stemmed Flute

Ideal for: champagne, rosé, sparkling beverages

Depending on your mood, choose your bubbly intake stem or stemless with these detachable flute stems!


The addition of the detachable stem is certain to get your guests talking as they enjoy your crisp champagnes. Now, to stem or not to stem.. the choice is yours!
 
Ideal for — Champagne, Rosé, Sparkling beverages
flute-jr-stem 6oz Stemmed Flute

 

This European invention is named, as you might expect, after a motorcycle passenger attachment. As the legend goes, this combo was requested by an army captain who rode up to a Parisian bar in a sidecar. The recipe traveled to the U.S. and became especially popular in New Orleans in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. This drink gets its sweetness from orange-flavored liqueur and iconic sugared rim.

Sidecar

Serves 1 in TOSSWARE's 12oz Pint Jr

Ingredients
2oz Cognac
1oz Cointreau
1oz Lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Turbinado Rimming Sugar
Instructions
  1. Cut an orange quarter and slide it around the edge of TOSSWARE’s Pint Jr.
  2. Dip the cup into rimming sugar
  3. Add the Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice into the shaker
  4. Add ice and shake for about 30 second
  5. Strain into the glass and garnish with an orange peel

12oz Pint Jr

Ideal for: beers and floats

The 12oz is large enough to make sure you take in all the refreshing flavors of your favorite beers and floats but small enough so you can go back for seconds ;)

Our PJ's mission is to allow enough satisfaction with your beer of choice without intaking a full pint. The opening of the cup is also large enough for fun creations and floats for game night, a pool party, or a backyard barbeque extravaganza! 

Ideal for — Beers and Floats
12oz-pint-jr 12oz Pint Jr

 

The Bee’s Knees cocktail started popping up across speakeasies in the 1920’s. The origins are a little unclear, some say it originated in San Francisco others say it was invented in Paris. Either way by the end of Prohibition it was one of the most popular libations. Named with 20’s era slang for “the best,” the bee’s knees truly is a knockout. It uses honey instead of sugar, adding a nice floral note to the drink. The sweetness is balanced by a squeeze of lemon juice, resulting in a simply elegant cocktail.

The Bee's Knees

Serve 1 in TOSSWARE's 12oz Tumbler Jr

Ingredients
2oz Gin
1oz Honey
1oz Lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to shaker
  2. Add ice and shake for about 45 seconds
  3. Strain into TOSSWARE’s 12 oz Tumbler Jr. and garnish with a lemon quarter

12oz Tumbler Jr

Ideal for: wine and mixed drinks

Enjoy the party while this Vino glass helps enhance the flavor and aroma of your wine. Oenophiles will find it the perfect complement to an elegant gathering, a casual wine tasting or for simple, stress-free cleanup at any event.


The TJ appreciates a good wine but is also ready to have fun with the most exotic cocktails and mixed drinks. Also ideal for taking your whiskeys neat or on the rocks. 

 

Ideal for — Whiskey, cocktails, or mixed drinks
plastic-tumblers-12-ounce 12oz Tumbler Jr

 

A Southern drink that was a morning pick-me-up for farmers, the mint julep is the perfect beverage for a humid summer’s day. The word “julep” comes from the Persian word gulab, a term for rosewater syrup. While not traditionally made with roses, but the floral notes gave this refreshing cocktail its name. We’ve added a dash of rosewater into our recipe for a modern twist.

Mint Julep

Serves 1 in TOSSWARE's 14oz Vino

Ingredients
2oz Cognac
2 Full mint sprigs
2 Teaspoons powered sugar
2 Tablespoons rosewater
Instructions
  1. Start the night before you plan to drink the mint juleps
  2. Mix two tablespoons of rose water into one cup of water and use this mixture to fill an ice tray
  3. The next day fill a shaker with the rosewater ice cubes
  4. Add cognac and powdered sugar and give the shaker a 45-second shake
  5. Open the shaker and add in 5-6 mint leaves and give the shaker another 10-second shake
  6. Pour all of the contents of the shaker into one of TOSSWARE’s 14oz Vino glasses

14oz Vino

Ideal for: wine and mixed drinks

Enjoy the party while this Vino glass helps enhance the flavor and aroma of your wine. Oenophiles will find it the perfect complement to an elegant gathering, a casual wine tasting or for simple, stress-free cleanup at any event.


Hosting a private event or a catered affair? The Vino is the perfect alternative to the traditional wine glass. Plus, it's all the class without the glass!

 

Ideal for — Red and white wines such as Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling
plastic-wine-glasses-14-ounce 14oz Vino