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Photos By Andy DelGiudice, Words By Brandon Wetherbee

Earlier this week we ran our review of the new Bar Dupont fall cocktail menu. Our favorite was the Remember The Maine.

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We asked Director of Bar and Beverage Jonathan Yeronick about the cocktail and he told a fascinating tale. The name of the drink is in reference to a coup by General Batista in Cuba in 1933. The name comes from the USS Maine, a ship that sank in the Havana harbor in 1898. That sinking led the saying, “Remember the Maine, the Hell with Spain.”

Remember the Maine (adaptation)

2 oz rye
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
2 bar-spoons cherry heering
1/2 bar-spoon absinthe

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For more history of the drink, visit The Liquid Culture Project.