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name your poison

Indicate what type of alcoholic beverage you wish to be served.

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  • From the US prohibition era, when the government required that the base ingredients for many products have poisons added to them to make it harder for them to be distilled into alcohol. As a result, much of the prohibition alcohol was actually poison when not distilled completely or properly.
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Submitted on July 10, 2018

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