LAS VEGAS (July 2018) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is changing the way guests learn about American history through the tempting cocktail menu offered at The Underground speakeasy. At the helm of the cocktail program for the Museum’s new, comprehensive Prohibition history exhibition is Beverage Director Clint Thoman. His cocktail recipes are inspired by the 1920s and 1930s.
With concoctions spiked with the Museum’s own house-distilled Moonshine to classics made with vodka, gin, bourbon and rum, Thoman’s menu features items such as the Lock & Key, made with gin, tea, vermouth, blueberries and sugar – served unassumingly in an innocent-looking teacup. Meanwhile, The Underground Old-Fashioned is mixed with bourbon, vanilla bean, brown sugar and bitters and comes clandestinely concealed; guests who order this classic are presented with a rocks glass and a book which, when opened, hides a flask filled with the libation, ready to be poured over ice. Even the presentation of the cocktails plays to Prohibition times.
Other drinks include:
Bee’s Knees: Gin, Lemon, Jalapeno Honey
Giggle Water: Seasonal Fruit-Infused Vodka, Lillet, Bitters, Sparkling Wine
Scofflaw: Rye, Vermouth, Lemon, Grenadine
Moonshine Mayhem: Moonshine, Pineapple, Tea, Cardamom
Ginger Jake: Moonshine, Ginger, Lime, Spices
The Gem: Vodka, Elderflower, Grapefruit, Egg White, Basil
The Marlow: Bourbon, Sherry, Blackberry, Lemon, Rosemary
“During Prohibition, half the country wantonly broke the law so they could enjoy a cocktail, yet their drink choices were rather limited,” Thoman said. “This meant creativity and improvisation were key—and we created this menu to reflect the era.”
In addition to Prohibition-era cocktails, The Underground speakeasy also offers house-brewed beer, genuine Moonshine made onsite from corn mash and the Museum’s proprietary Vodka.
“We will offer a rotating roster of seasonal, flavored moonshines and continue to make our infusions in-house,” Thoman added.
The Underground is open Sunday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday until midnight. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and free any time for patrons using the daily passwords found on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.
For more information about The Underground at The Mob Museum, click here or call (702) 229-2734.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a working speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.