23 January

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Today is the anniversary of the first bridge across the Mississippi

So we are drinking a...

Mississippi Punch

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We're particularly fond of New Orleans because it's home to Tales of the Cocktail, the world's premier annual cocktail festival, and one of the defining features of New Orleans is the Mississippi River so today we'd like to drink a toast to the first and original bridge to span the Mississippi, with a delicious bourbon and cognac based Mississippi Punch.


The Hennepin Avenue Bridge (the first construction was quite a quirky sight in its day), links Hennepin Avenue with Nicollet Island started out as a toll bridge on this very day back in 1855. Its official name is Father Louis Hennepin Bridge - named after Louis Hennepin, the 17th century explorer who discovered Saint Anthony Falls about a mile downstream.

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