30 May

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Today is US Memorial Day

So we are drinking a...

Army & Navy

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In the US today, a national holiday is held in honour of military personnel and anyone else who died in the service of their country.

The American flag is flown at half-mast and a moment's silence is held at 3pm local time. Parades take place, a concert is performed on the lawn of the Senate building and people visit cemeteries and memorials.

In honour of this special day, we will be taking a trip back in time, and indulging in a classic, the Army & Navy. We've adapted the wonderful David Embury's formula for this surprisingly subtle drink, which was published in his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, and added a twist of our own.

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