Celebrate Repeal Day December 5th!

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It’s that time of year again. No, not annual holiday celebration, it is something else. This Tuesday we celebrate the end to a dark time in American history, the passing of the 21 Amendment, thus repealing the 18th (aka Prohibition). For cocktails, however, Prohibition was a huge success. During Prohibition, people were drinking more than ever, it was the roaring 20s after all. Unfortunately, the only liquor folks could get was typically homemade and terrible. To cover it up, speakeasy bartenders began mixing drinks with fresh fruit juice, soda and other mixers to help mask the taste of what became known as “bathtub” gin.

Even after prohibition was repealed, cocktails remained popular. They have since be become a part of Americana.

Jeffrey, from Eugene is rallying to make this day a major drinking holiday. I happen to agree. We need more holidays and who doesn’t need a paid day off work?

Repeal Day is December 5th

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