The long relationship between whiskey and the U.S. armed forces may have evolved well beyond the liquor rations of the Revolutionary War over the last 250 years, but thirsty troops may have a new problem on their hands when it comes to a fine glass of Scotch.
July 4th is one of the most patriotic holidays of the year, where families come together for cookouts, boating, parades, and, inevitably, some responsible drinking to celebrate America's independence. Rocco from Article 15 Clothing and Leadslinger’s Whiskey decided to put together a simple cocktail recipe that even the most amateur bartender can pull off:
Imagine this scenario: You’ve just come out of a firefight, exhausted but unscathed. Coated in sweat and dirt, you reach for your standard-issue canteen for a swig of water — or, if you’re lucky, something a bit stronger. But hot damn, you’re fucked: A piece of shrapnel or spare bullet has punctured your canteen, spilling your water or whisky onto your uniform. Your thirst will go unquenched.