F. Scott Fitzgerald was inspired and wrote part of his famous novel at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, just miles from the Wild Turkey Distillery. Wild Turkey is the only bourbon distillery that “survived” prohibition, and is still making their famous bourbon the exact same way as they did back when they started in 1855.

prohibition era manhattan bourbon cocktail

Prohibition Era Manhattan

Created by Brother Cleve

  • 2 oz. Wild Turkey 81 Rye
  • 1 oz. Cinzano Rosso vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters

Preparation: Garnish with an olive and a lemon twist. Stir all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass until well chilled and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an olive and a lemon twist.

wise guy bourbon cocktail

Wise Guy

Created by Elmer Mejicanos of Capo’s in San Francisco

  • 2 oz. Wild Turkey 81 Rye
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz. Agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Marmalade
  • Pinch fresh cracked pepper
  • Fresh Oregano

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with fresh oregano.