The Beer and Wine Revenue Act legalized the sale of certain alcoholic beverages after 13 years of Prohibition. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the act into law on this day, March 22, 1933. Prohibition was officially repealed by the 21st Amendment in late 1933.
During his presidency, FDR enjoyed hosting a pre-dinner cocktail hour in the White House. The President mixed the drinks, and topics related to politics or government were banned from discussion.
Here’s the silver cocktail shaker that FDR used for these occasions.
-from the Roosevelt Library