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Photo courtesy of home mixologist and Elevated Craft Crew member, Robin Seton Karides.
Happy Repeal Day! On December 5th, 1933, Franklin Roosevelt repealed the 18th amendment that prohibited the production and consumption of alcohol in the United States for thirteen long years. Prohibition was intended to curb the lawlessness associated with alcohol, yet it only seemed to increase the American desire to consume it. Speakeasies popped up across the country and bootleggers were happy to supply them with their illegal hootch. The repercussions had the opposite effect the prohibitionists anticipated and Franklin Delano Roosevelt even ran for president on a promise to repeal prohibition if elected to office. The rest is history. Fun fact - Repeal Day, unlike many other American holidays, is a part of the Constitution as the 21st amendment. So today, as we celebrate the freedom to celebrate, be sure to raise a glass and give thanks for the fight for your right to party. Cheers!
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