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History in a Glass: Bootleggers Paradise

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6 p.m.

Join us for a virtual cocktail class and history lesson, all poured into one good time. Our friends at The Woods craft-cocktail bar will create a special libation based on a particular story from Orlando’s past, and our online gathering will feature a demo about how to make the drink, plus a dive into the history that inspired it!

We’ll send you the recipe, so you can create your craft cocktail beforehand to enjoy with the presentation, or follow along at home! Attendees to this virtual event receive $2 off admission to the History Center and a 25 percent discount at The Woods, in the heart of downtown Orlando.

Bootleggers’ Paradise: Orlando during the Prohibition Years
Orange County was “dry” from 1907 to 1933, leading to the prominence of bootlegging in nearby swamps and woods, downtown soft-drink parlors adopting a secret life as speakeasies, and nightclubs that experienced occasional police raids. Find out how Orlandoans indulged during the dry days.