The extraordinary story of Bootleg, Minnesota's Signature Drink™, began on the shores of Lake Minnetonka when the Great Northern train transported city folk to and from this idyllic setting during Prohibition.
An area envisioned as a playground for everyone, and no stranger to the cocktail scene, provided escape and refuge to the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Al Capone and John Dillinger...
With a long, storied reputation this refreshing drink’s allure grew steadily throughout the region and Prohibition only added to its appeal, sought out by many forward-thinking folks in Minnesota’s finest clubs.
Like so many other forms of art, this handcrafted cocktail recipe has evolved with distinction.
Travail threatened when the secret of its unique taste nearly fell victim to one of the Lake Minnetonka’s grand hotel fires. Miraculously the tradition survived and was carried on in a well-concealed still on the western shores of Phelps Bay.
There's nothing better than enjoying a Bootleg, Minnesota's Signature Drink™ with friends, one sip at a time.