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commissioned as ensigns in the
U.S. Naval Reserve.
"Neither John nor I ever served
active duty, so literally we are not
'veterans,'" Karlson points out. "As
weekend warriors, though, we did
serve.
"Our Battle Standard 142 Gin
is named after the 142 USMMA
cadet/midshipmen who perished
at sea during WWII. The ship on
the front label is a Liberty Ship,
of which the U.S. built more than
2,700 from 1941-1945. Many of
those 142 died on Liberty Ships."
A. Smith Bowman's Isaac Bowman
straight bourbon whiskey finished
in port barrels is named for
Captain Isaac Bowman, a soldier
and militia officer who fought in
the American Revolutionary War.
Ironclad Distillery sits within
view of the site of the Battle of
Hampton Roads, aka the Battle
of Ironclads, one of the most

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important naval battles of the
Civil War. It marked the first
meeting in combat of ironclad
warships, the USS Monitor and
CSS Virginia.
Caiseal Beer & Spirits makes its
home in The Vanguard, former
National Guard Armory building
on Fort Monroe (decommissioned
in 2011).
"So remember," Reavis of Three
Brothers Distillery told a class of
elementary school children, "each
time you see someone who has
served our country ... say 'Thank
you.' ... In most cases, it will mean
more than any [of their] medals.

COCKTAILS WITH MILITARY TALES
After all of their hard and often
dangerous work, military personnel
can appreciate a good stiff drink, as
these historic cocktails attest.

Gin and Tonic. When the British
Army was in India in the 19th century,
soldiers often battled malaria. Quinine,
added to a tonic of water and sugar,
was used at the time as cure and
prevention. To counteract quinine's
bitter taste, British officers would mix
the quinine-laced tonic water with
sugar, lime and gin. Well, that was their
excuse, anyway. Winston Churchill
credited the Gin and Tonic with saving
British soldiers' lives and contributing
to the strength of the empire.
Cuba Libre. Like a Rum and Coke
with lime added, the Cuba Libre
predates Coke. The name (meaning
"free Cuba") arose during the Great
War in Cuba, 1868-1878. Cubans were
fighting for independence from Spain
and enjoyed a drink made of honey or
molasses, water and liquor-probably
rum. After the Spanish-American War
in 1898, Spain finally left, and American
soldiers and businesses, including the
fledgling Coca-Cola Company, flocked

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