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We couldn’t think of a better way to get into the voting spirit than by featuring a classic American cocktail and dishing out a little libation history! Did you know that the word “cocktail” was first coined because a curious reader wrote to The Balance and Columbia Repository asking for a specific definition? On May 13, 1806 the paper’s editor wrote back stating that it was a potent concoction of spirits, bitters, water, and sugar. Voilà, history was made! Fast forward to the 1860-70’s, a new wave of snazzy ingredients were being poured into glasses throughout the country. Some people weren’t so quick to jump on the bandwagon of adding anything new to their shelves, they wanted their drink the “old-fashioned” way.  Given that tomorrow is election today we thought you should be prepped with the best recipe around to soothe your spirits! Waving an American flag is encouraged during the enjoyment of this beverage.


2 ounces of Bourbon

1/4 of an ounce of Demerara

2 droppers of Orange Bitters

1 dash of Angostura Bitters

To enjoy: Add ice and stir to taste! This can be seved up or on the rocks. 

Garnish: Squeezed orange peel

Les Bises,


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