Chain gang cocktail

28 May

From: I am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang (1932).

Atlantans with a taste for fancy cocktails, highballs, rickeys and juleps please take note of the mixed drinks some prisoners in Fulton prison camps think are good.

Chief Warden A. A. Clarke, during the grand jury investigation of alleged special privileges allowed George Harah and Mark (Chicken) Chastain, said yesterday deputies frequently find prisoners with bottles of whisky heavily accented with kerosene as a disguise for the real contents. Mixtures of oil and liquor have been taken away from the convicts. Clare said the prisoners drink the concoction and smack their lips if not caught.

— “Liquor and Kerosene Chain Gang Cocktail”, Atlanta Constitution, 15 October, 1936, p. 9.

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