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Speakeasy cocktails at Trof

Old-style whisky cocktails are being given away at this Prohibition-era party

Published on March 12th 2010.

Speakeasy cocktails at Trof

Now this is the type of history lesson we like. At Trof on Tuesday 16 March, Monkey Shoulder Whisky is hosting the first event of three that explore the evolution of the whisky cocktail. And there's a couple of free drinks on offer if you register your attendance beforehand.

This first shindig will transform Trof into a Prohibition-era speakeasy with hot jazz on the gramophone, molls swinging their pearls, and fast action on the poker table. The bar will be serving reincarnations of old gangster's favourite tipples but using whisky of a finer breed than the moonshine that was produced in secret back in the 1920s.

The cocktails will all be made with Monkey Shoulder Triple Malt Scotch Whisky, hence the distinctly simian bent to the names: Monkey Manhattan, the Monkey Flip, the Ginger Monkey, and the Smokey Monkey.

A 1920's SpeakeasyA flapper with a flask in her garter

If you're going, the organisers would quite like you to get into the swing of things by dressing the part. Live out your Bugsy Malone fantasies in trilbies, braces, kiss curls and feathers. To get two free cocktails, register in advance at www.monkeyshoulder.com. The event starts at 7pm and entrance is free.

There'll be another event at Socio Rehab on Thursday 27 May where whisky cocktails from the 1950s will be served. At Corridor on Thursday 8 July, the bartenders will be creating the whisky cocktails of the future.

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Andy17639March 12th 2010.

Guys, you're missing a w off the link to the Monkey Shoulder website.

AnonymousMarch 17th 2010.

Hmm, wasn't Bugsy Malone a kid? Not too sure he should be drinking whisky!

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