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Americans celebrate Prohibition date

NEW YORK:

Many Americans this week will toast the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, a 14-year ban on the sale and production of alcoholic beverages that turned booze-smuggling thugs into celebrities.

They may also want to toast one unintended consequence of Prohibition: a renaissance of cocktail creations that began as a way to make moonshine whiskey and bathtub gin more palatable. Creative bartenders have kept the tradition alive, and it continues to this day.

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