U.S. Flag's History Inspire Mixologists To Get Creative The Smithsonian held a contest for a drink to celebrate U.S.-British friendship — after the attack 200 years ago. The winner: Gunpowder Cream: a mix of rum, English tea and maple syrup.
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U.S. Flag's History Inspire Mixologists To Get Creative

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U.S. Flag's History Inspire Mixologists To Get Creative

U.S. Flag's History Inspire Mixologists To Get Creative

U.S. Flag's History Inspire Mixologists To Get Creative

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The Smithsonian held a contest for a drink to celebrate U.S.-British friendship — after the attack 200 years ago. The winner: Gunpowder Cream: a mix of rum, English tea and maple syrup.

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"The Star-Spangled Banner" is 200. It was in 1814 that Francis Scott Key saw the flag remain flying over a fortress after a British attack. His poem became words to the national anthem. A competition was held for a drink to celebrate U.S.-British friendship sense. The winner, by a National Park Service Ranger, is called a Gunpowder Cream - a mix of rum, English tea and maple syrup - use it for a toast, then pour it on your French toast. It's MORNING EDITION.

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Correction Sept. 9, 2014

Earlier, this page said the contest to create a drink that celebrates the U.S.-British friendship was sponsored by the National Park Service. The contest was instead sponsored by the Smithsonian.