A lot of people are not aware of this but it wasn’t actually illegal to drink alcohol during prohibition.
Yes, you read that right. During America’s “noble experiment” era, alcohol consumption was not illegal – the truth though is that it wasn’t that easy to find alcohol to consume.
The 18th Amendment that went into effect on January 16, 1920, forbade the “manufacture, sale and transportation of liquors”, not their consumption. That means that if you had any spirits left, you could enjoy them in the privacy of your home.