It’s easy to create your own unique version of a speakeasy in your home with specialized bar accessories. Entrance into a home speakeasy doesn’t even require a secret code word, a specialized handshake or a series of secret knocks anymore. In the 1920s until about 1933 these things might have been required. These were the years when a bold, new experiment was tried. It was called Prohibition.
Alcohol became illegal, forcing those who wished to enjoy a drink to retreat into tiny, private areas known as gin joints or speakeasies. Popular cover distractions for these illicit establishments were provided by jazz bands and dancers known as flappers. Some places had special secret entrances and exits, in the event that a quick exit was needed. Some doors featured electronic safety switches that would short-circuit to stop unwanted access to them. Certain establishments were even equipped with secret cabinets and covert drop shelves meant to hide alcohol.
Bar Accessories Make Your Home SpeakEasy Spectacular
Things like specially designed bar stools, custom bar furniture, and interesting bar accessories with an intriguing story behind them make your home bar into a showplace of Prohibition-era style. The idea is to showcase accessories that could have easily been used during this era to hide illicit drinking activities.
Here you’ll find fire extinguisher cocktail shakers to jazz up your home bar decor. These shakers are crafted from heavyweight silver-plated brass and are made to be safe for food-grade use. Cocktail shakers in bell or dumbbell shapes add an element of quirky fun to your bar decor. Meant initially to hide certain types of beverages from the authorities, today they are simply used for the entertainment of your family, friends, and guests.
Start a conversation when you entertain using a cleverly disguised cocktail shaker and make any of your specialty cocktail creations even more interesting. Narrate a story of how shakers like this were once used during Prohibition to fascinate your friends and guests. Regale them with tales of the roaring 20s and watch as they enjoy a cocktail that would have once been illegal.
Anything vintage has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity, and these exciting accessories for your home bar fit right in. Hospitality is made easier when you have the right combination of delicious cocktails and great accessories. Good taste will always be in fashion.
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