Industry professionals and celebrants from all over gathered in New Haven to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition on December 7, 2019. Team members from Opici Family Distributing of Connecticut kicked off their celebration in the citywide event dressed as flappers and bootleggers, starting at Ordinary. Approximately 21 New Haven bars and restaurants coordinated in the themed event serving Prohibition-era inspired cocktails, including 116 Crown, Anchor Spa, BAR, Barcelona Wine Bar, The Stack, Cask Republic, Christy’s, J.P. Dempsey’s, Elm City Social, Firehouse 12, Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill, Hamilton Park, High George, Oak Haven Table & Bar, Olives and Oil, Ordinary, The Owl Shop, Pacifico, The Regal Beagle, ROÍA, Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill, Sherkaan Indian Street Food, Tavern on State, Temple Grill, Trinity, Zafra Cuban Restaurant & Rum Bar and Zinc. Showcased spirits suppliers were 3 Badge Mixology, Market Street Spirits and Terlato Artisan Spirits.
Photos courtesy of Jonathan Edwards, Opici Family Distributing of Connecticut.