Alcohol and Drinking History in America: A Chronology

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After a busy day arresting Prohibition offenders, famous Prohibition enforcement agents Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith relaxed and enjoyed their favorite beverages, beer and cocktails!3


National Prohibition led to a boom in the cruise industry. By taking what were advertised as "cruises to nowhere," people could legally consume alcohol as soon as the ship entered international waters where they would typically cruise in circles. The cruises quickly became known as "booze cruises."13

1930s. “Starting in the 1930s, cocktail parties became popular forms of entertainment This is also when the social practice of having a drink (or two or three) before dinner became widespread.”14






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