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Cocktail of the Week Feature

Unless you’re a teetotaler, anyone that follows politics regularly probably needs at least a weekly cocktail. As some of you know, in addition to political work, I bartend. So, I’ve decided to post a regular feature to help my readers imbibe properly. Besides, the cocktail and politics have history dating from at least 1806. One of the earliest uses of the term “cock-tail” was political (Harry Crosswell of the Balance and Columbian Repository):

[The cocktail] is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion in as much as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time it fuddles the head. It is said also, to be of great use to a democratic candidate: because, a person having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow anything else.

So everyone get ready to start hearing me spout things like this:

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