CoolCLE PODCAST #10: Prohibition Cocktail Making Lessons

Prohibition lasted 13 years in the US. Making the manufacture, transport and sale of alcohol illegal sparked a decade of debauchery and crime. But it also was the catalyst of the most recognizable cocktails that are still on menus today.

This week, we talk to Alex Quintana, owner of Quintana’s Barbershop and Dream Spa in Cleveland Heights. Quintana takes us on the journey that brought him and his wife to operate a speakeasy at his business – which is only accessible behind a secret doorway.

The Speakeasy at Quintana’s Barbershop and Dream Spa is hosting a series of Prohibition 101 cocktail making sessions throughout the winter as well as a Holiday Hands-On Mixology session on December 10th. Attendees will learn how to make Early American cocktails like an Old Fashioned or Manhattan while the bartender leads you through the through the narrative of the classic cocktails during the 20’s Prohibition Era.

We also have music from two female singer, songwriters.

Tanisha Salary (pictured above) grew up singing in her church but over the last couple of years, forged herself a singing career here in Cleveland. She will be performing at the CLE Urban Winery on November 30th.

And we have a track from Kim Kennedy (pictured above), just one of the female voices featured at Songstress, an indoor music festival at the Play Arcade and Kitchen in Mayfield Heights also on November 30th.

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