Top 10 American gangsters and their drinks

Last month, American gangster Al Capone’s cocktail shaker sold at a Sotheby’s auction in London for £50,000, widely exceeding its estimate of just £1,000-1,500.

Engraved “To a regular guy from the boys, 1932”, the shaker’s high hammer price illustrates the fascination still held with Prohibition era gangsters, who have been portrayed on the silver screen by everyone from Robert de Niro and Tim Roth to Warren Beatty and Johnny Depp.

With many of America’s most feared mobsters running bootleg booze rackets, and classic cocktails reaching peak popularity during the Roaring Twenties, many of the men on our most wanted list were partial to a Gin Fizz or three.

Read on for our round up of ten of the most nefarious gangsters in history, and what they drank on their days off.

2 Responses to “Top 10 American gangsters and their drinks”

  1. Terry Collmann says:

    Bonnie and Clyde has a “grizzly” death? What, they were killed by a bear? I thought they were shot 25 times each – it was grisly …

  2. Joe says:

    Where is Ben seagulls drink it’s not even listed in his description that’s why I clicked on this link

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