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The Steamboat is February 11th Drink of the Day!

The Steamboat is February 11th Drink of the Day!

February 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

On this day, in 1809, Robert Fulton patented what would become his claim to fame in history – the steamboat. But, this isn’t the only thing he’s responsible to inventing. Known for his engineering prowess and outside-the-box visions, Mr. Fulton was commissioned by Napolean Bonapart to design the first submarine, the Nautilus, considered the first […]

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The Moonlight Cocktail is February 10th Drink of the Day!

The Moonlight Cocktail is February 10th Drink of the Day!

February 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Glenn Miller Orchestra ruled the airwaves during the late 1930s and early 1940s due to its unique sound using a clarinet in place of the tenor sax. This sound would catch on and they would be awarded the very first gold album for selling a million copies of “Chattanooga Choo Choo” on this date in […]

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The Louisville Slugger is February 9th Drink of the Day!

The Louisville Slugger is February 9th Drink of the Day!

February 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

On this day in 1914, Bill Veeck was born. Son of one of the sports beat reporters following the Chicago Cubs, Bill is the one responsible for coming up with growing ivy on the outfield walls of Wrigley Field. He came up with that idea at the age of 13 while selling popcorn at the […]

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The Jules Verne is February 8th Drink of the Day!

The Jules Verne is February 8th Drink of the Day!

February 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Considered the “Father of Science Fiction”, Jules Verne stretched the imagination of readers by creating futuristic stories of adventure. In fact, many believe that some of the things we see as reality today were inspired by this innovative writer. Stories such as “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and “Around the World in 80 Days” gave […]

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The Glass Jaw Cocktail is February 7th Drink of the Day

The Glass Jaw Cocktail is February 7th Drink of the Day

February 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

John L. Sullivan was the last heavyweight champion to win a bout where the boxing was barefisted. He beat Paddy Ryan on this day in 1882. He was also considered the first to hold the title of Champion of North America. The only fight he ever lost was to Gentleman Jim Corbet in 1892. Mr. […]

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The Baby Ruth Martini is February 6th Drink of the Day!

The Baby Ruth Martini is February 6th Drink of the Day!

February 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Babe Ruth is to baseball as chocolate is to ice cream, aloe is to skin creams, and bartending is to…well, er, making drinks. If you are a baseball fan you know the name Babe Ruth. Most of you know him as the Home Run King, the Sultan of Swing, or the Bambino. The Red Sox, […]

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The Roller Coaster Cocktail is February 5th Drink of the Day!

The Roller Coaster Cocktail is February 5th Drink of the Day!

February 5, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Roller coasters have always thrilled me. I’m lucky enough to say I live less than an hour away from the best roller coaster park in the world, Cedar Point. But, without the inventions and patents of times past, we would probably not have the designs we have today. One of those patents is that of […]

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The Aviation is February 4th Drink of the Day!

The Aviation is February 4th Drink of the Day!

February 4, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Charles Lindbergh, the aviator who is best known as the first to fly solo and non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean, was born in 1902 on this date. To celebrate this day, I’d like to introduce to you a cocktail that was invented before he took his first flight: The Aviation. This classic cocktail was first […]

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The Orange Blossom is February 3rd Drink of the Day!

The Orange Blossom is February 3rd Drink of the Day!

February 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

If you like gin, you will surely find this drink will satisfy every taste bud. The Orange Blossom dates back to the 1930s and is found in “The Old Waldorf – Astoria Bar Book” published in 1935. It was invented, the author adds, by someone who wanted something a little different for their wedding reception […]

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The Groundhog Day Martini is February 2nd Drink of the Day!

The Groundhog Day Martini is February 2nd Drink of the Day!

February 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Happy Groundhog Day! Have you ever wondered how Groundhog Day came about? I can tell you that the official U.S. version of this holiday happened at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, PA in 1887. It was the first year Punxsutawney Phil officially started his service as the “seer of all seers…” to predict the coming of […]

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