December 5th marks the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition in 1933

December 5th will mark the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. When the 18th amendment was repealed, Sixty-nine-year-old Jim Beam rebuilt the family distillery by hand, alongside his son T. Jeremiah, in just 120 days. Below we have included some classic Jim Beam cocktails, inspired by the Prohibition era, to help you and your readers celebrate this historic event and how long the Jim Beam brand has endured and thrived. I’m happy to share cocktail or bottle images and address any other Jim Beam questions you have, so just let me know if you’re interested in anything here, from either a historical angle or simply sharing cocktail recipes. I’m more than happy to chat through this and provide any additional assets you need.

Jacob’s Old Fashioned



  • 1 part  Jacob’s Ghost™ White Whiskey
  • ¼ part Honey Syrup
  • 6 dashes Angostura® Bitters
  • 6 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec Bitters
  • Lemon zest

Instructions: In a mixing glass, combine Jacob’s Ghost™ White Whiskey, honey syrup, Angostura® Bitters and Fee Brothers Aztec Bitters; shake and strain into an old fashioned glass with ice and finish with a lemon zest.


Honey Sidecar


  • 2 parts Jim Beam® Honey Bourbon & Liqueur
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Orange Curacao Liqueur
  • 2 parts Fresh Lemon Sour
  • Splash of Fresh Orange Juice

Instructions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cinnamon & sugar* rimmed shot glass.

* to make Cinnamon & Sugar add 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon with 1 cup of granulated sugar and shake to combine




  • 1 ¾ parts Jim Beam® Bourbon
  • ¾ part vermouth
  • dash bitters
  • cherry

Instructions: Add ¾ part sweet vermouth to 1 ¾ parts Jim Beam® Bourbon in a manhattan glass. Add a cherry. Optional: add 1 dash bitters.


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