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Golden Fizz #2

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Over a hundred years ago today, Athens hosted the 1896 Summer Olympics, the first international Olympics of modern times.

The city was the natural choice, given that the games originated in Ancient Greece sometime around 776 BC, although these first contemporary Olympics were relatively low key. The whole affair ran for a mere ten days and included just nine different sports. As at the original Ancient Greek Olympics, only men were allowed to compete. Unlike in Ancient Greece, they did so fully clothed.

Honour champions past, present and future, as well as the first-ever Olympic gold medallist, America's James Connolly, with an aptly named Golden Fizz. A long, gin-based cooler, it's the perfect post-workout refreshment.

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