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For a good time, don’t call the Louisiana Senate

sazerac.jpgEarlier this month, the Louisiana Senate voted against a proposal to name Sazerac the official state cocktail. The Sazerac is a New Orleans drink made from whiskey, sugar, bitters and absinthe. State senator Ed Murray thought it would be a fine honor. But others in the senate thought it was entirely improper to give a state honor to any drink, let alone the Sazerac. Asked senator Buddy Shaw: “Is there a possibility that we could be encouraging folks, who were not intending to drink, that it would be acceptable and they could become an alcoholic?”

Come on!

But you gotta love Ed Murray’s detailed and in-depth retort: “No.”