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Old Traditioned Cocktail Recipe: Raise a Glass to History

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Old Traditioned Cocktail Recipe: Raise a Glass to History

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Mix up a new classic American cocktail at home with this step-by-step guide to the Old Traditioned, Anu Apte's original cocktail creation for Smithsonian's Raise a Glass to History.

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What a civilization imbibes can reveal a lot about who they are and the world that they live in. Those who built the pyramids preferred beer, and ancient Rome loved its wine, but what's the preferred alcoholic beverage in the US and what does it say about America? Join food writer Josh Ozersky on an illuminating journey as he makes moonshine, meets a microbrewery's chemist, visits an award-winning vineyard and samples the infinite possibilities of the cocktail bar, all in the name of science.

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