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  •  A side note on "Stonewall"... Colonial era drink (0+ / 0-)

    probably no connection between the name of the bar and the pre revolutionary war era drink... a potent combination of Rum and Hard cider... and it was called a "Stonewall"...

    "Mixing it up with AppleJack

    Probably the closest thing to America’s first mixed drink was one known as “stone-wall.” According to writer Alice Morse Earle, this early eighteenth century concoction included rum and cider as well as applejack, and was highly potent."

    But maybe the name of the bar is ultimately based on the 17th century drink... if so the name has some deep roots...

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 04:26:21 PM PST

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