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Local author and historian Garrett Peck discusses Washington's history as a "drinking city" and the failed attempted by the Temperance lobbyists to transform it in the Model Dry City of Prohibition.
Local historian Garrett Peck and Fred Cassiday profile George Cassiday, who worked as a bootlegger to Congress from 1920-1930. George Cassiday actually had an office in the House office building and supplied both "wet" and "dry" Congressmen before being arrested in 1930. Afterwards, he wrote a tell-all expose for the Washington Post, which helped turn public opinion against the Dry cause.
Watch Columbia Room bartender and mixologist, J.P. Fetherston, demonstrate how to make a Rickey, an "air conditioning in a glass" cocktail that was invented in Washington in the 1880s and recently named the official drink of D.C.