21st amendment

Posted by Anita on 12.05.06 6:59 AM

repeal flagNo, not the brewpub… The constitutional thingie.

As described by The Cocktail Chronicles, tonight’s the night to celebrate Repeal Day…

…the fabulous new drink holiday proposed by Jeffrey Morgenthaler to commemorate the end of the “noble experiment,” the 13-year drought known as Prohibition. On December 5, 1933, the 18th Amendment was repealed and Americans could again legally tipple for the first time since 1919. [...] Celebrate Repeal Day this December 5 by drinking — well, whatever you like, if for no other reason (as Morgenthaler says), “just because you can.”

Might we suggest a 1930s favorite, such as the Aviation? (Please, no bathtub gin…) Or perhaps cocktail based on rye, the American whiskey that Prohibition nearly killed off? Or, as suggested in this month’s newsletter from the Zig Zag, the Scofflaw, a drink named after those who scorned enforced abstinence?

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Comment by Lauren

We’ll miss you as we drink our Scofflaws with Murray tonight! We’ll be sure to raise a glass to you!

Posted on 12.05.06 at 9:21AM

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