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Moxie isn't one of the oldest sodas in the United States, it is the oldest soda in the United States. Developed in 1885, Moxie was the first bottled, carbonated beverage ever to be sold in the states. The Moxie brand has found its way into the hearts of many and is even the official soft drink of the state of Maine, after being elected into office in May of 2005.
As if its cult followers could resist, the drink even has its own festival, the Moxie Festival, which is held annually in Lisbon Falls, ME, where anywhere up to 40 thousand people turn out to show support for their favorite carbonated beverage.
This recipe, a spin off of the ever-popular west coast cocktail called the "California Root Beer," features Moxie Cola and takes no time to prepare. Simply add all ingredients to a speed cup, or a shaker and gently shake. Be sure to shake gingerly as shaking too hard will cause the ice to melt and water down your beverage.
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1 can of Moxie
3 oz Galliano
3 oz Kahlua
Splash of Soda Water
1. Fill speed cup to the top with ice.
2. Pour in equal amounts of Galliano and Kahlua.
3. Fill remainder of speed cup with Moxie.
4. Give the speed cup one good shake, being very careful not to over shake and water down your beverage.
5. Pour into your favorite glass, and enjoy.
Recipe courtesy of Bill Jacques, 2013.
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