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Whiskey Patriotism

Cocktails made with American Bourbon and rye strike a spirited blow for liberty
By Jack Bettridge | From Cam Newton, July/August 2021
Whiskey Patriotism
Warm weather often means turning to clear liquor to keep cool, but  when you’re fired up to celebrate independence on July 4th, the best way to show your American spirit is with the nation’s two great contributions to mixology in one glass—the cocktail and homegrown whiskey.  Cocktails arrived on the drinking scene soon after the nation’s birth, when the term was defined in print as a drink “composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.” American whiskey had already made a foothold in the New World’s colonial days, first as rye and then as Bourbon, an American creation. Both proved more than capable of playing the starring role in a long list of …
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