Booze plays a proud role in American history.
The settlers at Jamestown were distilling corn whiskey by the year 1620, more than a century before we had our “disagreement” with Great Britain over tea, taxes and representation.
First Lady Martha Washington was a fan of rye whiskey and in the 1790s the farmers/distillers of Pennsylvania rebelled against her husband over taxes on spirits. They moved into Kentucky and invented bourbon, moonshine and eventually NASCAR.
Busting a Tennessee moonshine still in 1940.
Fast forward more than 200 years and today we’re witnessing the rebirth of American Craft Spirits.
So we have a lot to celebrate this holiday weekend. Here are some red, white and blue cocktails that were born for the Fourth Of July.
The Rockets Red Glare
Stories about rum runners along the Oregon coast during Prohibition inspired us to craft the first rum distillery in the state’s history. Here’s a cocktail to…
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