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REPEAL DAY

On saturday is the upcoming Repeal Day, dec 5th – the celebration of the end of the Prohibition that lasted from 1920 to 1933. Its now 76 years ago that the the prohibition in the US was put to an end. Repeal Day isn`t celebrated here in Sweden but i think it should be.  Anyway, someone told me that we weren´t celebrating Halloween in this country a few years ago and now we do.

Here is what Jeffrey Morgenthaler wrote :

IT’S THE PERFECT TIME OF YEAR.
Conveniently located halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas — at a time when most Americans are probably not spending time with family — Repeal Day presents a wonderful occasion to get together with friends and pay tribute to our constitutional rights.

WE HAVE THE CONSTITUTIONAL ABILITY TO DO SO. Unlike St. Patrick’s Day or Cinco de Mayo, Repeal Day is a day that all Americans have a part in observing, because it’s written in our Constitution. No other holiday celebrates the laws that guarantee our rights, and Repeal Day has everything to do with our personal pleasures.

IT’S EASY!
There are no outfits to buy, costumes to rent, rivers to dye green. Simply celebrate the day by stopping by your local bar, tavern, saloon, winery, distillery, or brewhouse and having a drink. Pick up a six-pack on your way home from work. Split a bottle of wine with a loved one. Buy a shot for a stranger. Just do it because you can.

And it really is easy even if you don`t live in the US – just mix up a cocktail, grab a beer or go out somewhere and toast to repeal day wherever you are in the world.

I have made a cocktail for Repeal Day that is spicy, boozy and good!

END OF PROHIBITION

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2 oz Old New Orleans Cajun Spiced Rum
1 oz Carolina Catdaddy Moonshine
1/4 oz Cointreau
Juice of 1/2 small lemon
Rim a chilled cocktail glass with sugar. Shake and strain into the glass and drop a lemon peel for garnish.

The base spirits are unfortunatley not possible to find outside the US but a good quality dark rum lke Appleton Extra would be tasty too even if not the same as the ONO Cajun Spiced and catdaddy isn´t a rum. To get the spiciness of the ONO Cajun Spiced, add a little simple syrup that you flavour lightly with cinnamon, clove and allspice and you may top with just a little a little rootbeer to get a flavour that at least a little may resemble that of the Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine,( i`m soon posting a review of it btw.)

Whatever you choose to drink, the important thing is that you enjoy yourselves and remember the end of the prohibition.

Happy Repeal Day!

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