Washington, D.C.'s Official Drink? The Rickey
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Politicians in Washington finally agreed on legislation. It's not a solution to the debt-ceiling crisis. The city council proclaimed the official Washington drink. The Rickey is made with gin or whiskey, lime juice and club soda. It was invented at a D.C. bar popular with politicians and reporters in 1883, back when the credit of the United States was unquestioned. The hotel now on that site is offering the drink at half-price, to celebrate.
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