1919 Cocktail

1919 Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

This cocktail is named the 1919 in reference to the start of Prohibition. Use Rittenhouse Rye and Old Monk Rum to create a spicy and rich base that blends wonderfully with its herb, botanical and chocolate undertones.


  • 3/4 ounce Rittenhouse Rye
  • 3/4 ounce Old Monk Rum
  • 1 ounce Punt e Mes
  • 1/2 ounce Benedictine
  • 1 dash Mole Bitters


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and then fill with ice.
  2. Stir the mixture for 30 seconds and then strain into a cocktail glass; serve immediately.

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Comments on "1919 Cocktail"

Paul Leddy November 03, 2011 | 10:44 PM

Actually, the name of the cocktail (it was created at Drink in Boston) references the 1919 Molasses Disaster in Boston. Old Monk is a rum that has a definite molasses quality in taste. http://en.wikipedia/wiki/Boston_Molasses_Disaster. The 18th Amendment (prohibition) was indeed ratified in 1919 (January 16th), but didn't actually take effect until a year later.