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These American Drinks Break All the Rules

These American Drinks Break All the Rules

The Founding Fathers of the United States set out to build a new nation on the radical principle that people should, for the most part, be able to do whatever the hell they want. And 241 years later, this country’s thriving craft distillers are operating on that same philosophy. The explosion of small distilleries full of creative craftspeople around the country reflects the best intentions of the great American experiment: It’s a bunch of rebels doing whatever they want, ignoring old traditions to create something new and delicious. So in honor of the Fourth of July, here are a few rule-breaking all-American spirits you should try (all of which are available widely, or at least online for shipping to most states). Happy Independence Day! DON CICCIO E FIGLI C3 CARCIOFO APERITIVO ($36) Where better to start than the nation’s capital? Washington, D.C.’s Don Ciccio e Figli makes a variety of Italian-style amari, with plenty of old-country authenticity: Founder…

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