// Drinking alcohol in early America - you take the risk! //
..."we got drunk and invented America." That explains a lot. From a variety of drinks made from animals, a drink called Ass's Milk, and the fact that a lot of early American alcohol concoctions were created because the drinking water was that bad, this NPR article on the book, Colonial Spirits: A Toast to Our Drunken History, is excellent. This won't be filed under inspiring, but certainly educational and amusing. If you enjoy cocktail stories, this is a must read. Full article here.