Prohibition Ends!

Prohibition ended in the United States today in 1933. I’ll be celebrating that. I know that’s a stunning revelation.

Today at 11:30am, the formal ribbon-cutting for the newest Liquor Barn on the planet will take place in Danville. I’d love to see you there.

Oh…there’s one more little event to celebrate. Today in 1492, Christopher Columbus became the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

And there are birthdays of interest;

–          Film directors Fritz Lang (1890) and Otto Preminger (1906) were both born today.

–          Writers James Lee Burke (1936) and Joan Didion (1934) share this birthday. I’ll be wearing my “Robicheaux’s Bait and Boat Dock” hat today. I really do have one!

–          Walt Disney was born today in 1901, as was Little Richard in 1932. What collaboration that would have been!

Drink 4cast 4 2day

I gotta go back to the headline for this one!

Prohibition Cocktail

2 oz. Royal James Gin

2 oz. Lillet Blanc

½ tsp Apricot Brandy

1 tsp Orange Juice

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

Come see me this morning in Danville – they keep telling me it’s better there!

Cheers!

Roger

12/5/11.

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