Prohibition Is Over But Still in Fashion at The Beverly Hills Hotel
While the 75th Anniversary of the repeal of prohibition happened last December, The Beverly Hills Hotel and their Bar Nineteen12 have found a way to keep the allure of speakeasies in fashion with their new "Speakeasy Cocktail Menu."
The Beverly Hills Hotel itself is about as nostalgic and full of old Hollywood glamor as it can get on its own, "the Pink Palace" having been a favorite watering hole of everyone from Rudolph Valentino to Marlene Dietrich to Faye Dunaway, yet the addition of vintage cocktails makes it all the more unique.
Expect classics like the "French 75,” a blend of gin, lemon juice, syrup and champagne; “The Aviation Cocktail,” of gin, maraschino liquor and lemon juice; and the “Monkey Gland,” with no actual monkey parts but lots of gin, orange juice, grenadine and the deliciously illicit prohibition-era favorite, absinthe.
Don't drink up all your funds at the bar, however, as room rates here begin at the very un-retro high of $515.
[Photo: Beverly Hills Hotel]