What makes Contraband so good? We’ve been perfecting a secret, family recipe for the last 40 years. Jerry’s father received the original recipe from his father, and passed it down to Jerry when he was just 15 years old. In fact, as the story goes the notorious Al Capone once drank the original family recipe while hosting a friend’s wedding at a Chicago hotel. After his first sip, Capone made our family’s flavored liqueur the most popular drink of the night.