Got to be good looking 'Cause he's so hard to see (mindrtist) wrote,
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  • Music: I Got Stripes / Johnny Cash

drink up Johnny

the 13 year old drought known as Prohibition ends!  December 5, 1933, the 18th Amendment was repealed and Americans could again legally drink for the first time since 1919.  not only did Prohibition mark a troubling legal era in the US, it altered the way people drank, and sent the bartending world in several unexpected directions as talented mixologists headed to Europe or the Carribean.  drinkers  had no choice but to become less picky about what they drank.  

celebrate "Repeal Day" by drinking whatever you like, if for no other reason than "just because you can."  19 years of bathtub gin people, do what you can to stick it up Wilson's ghost!  seriously, i'm not Irish, so St. Patty's day is out.  i plan to implement this into my drinking holiday calendar.  you with me?

- Prohibition (US consitiutional amendment 18) was ratified in 1919 under Woodrow Wilson.
- Prohibition was repealed by the 21st amendment in 1933 under F.D. Roosevelt on December 5, 1933.


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as first read in: Jeffrey Morgenthaler's blog
Tags: history, holiday
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