44085Re: Mostly On-Topic Trivia
- Jul 30, 2007Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 June 29, 1852) ; not impossible that
both accounts could be correct in that the wikipedia account has Clay
introducing it to DC, not inventing the drink. The Wikipedia entry is
updated now and playing down the possibility that the Vicksburg
account is accurate. A gut feeling for me is that the Vicksburg
webpage is repeating a local legend.
That would be thee updating Wikipedia?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tony Gunter" <tony_gunter@...>
> --- In email@example.com, "Carl Williams" <carlw4514@>
> > give a fellow a chance!
> > Ummmmm, how much credibility do you give your source?
> Wow ... I didn't realize what a mystery this was ... I found a page
> that listed multiple historical references from the 19th Century, all
> of which referred to brandy.
> Apparently, nobody really knows where the tradition of muddling those
> four magical ingredients together originated. I'd be curious to hear
> from Gordon Cotton, the master of all Vicksburg trivia.
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