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Will Rogers Cocktail – Funny Cowboy Ropes A Signature Drink

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Will Rogers Cocktail Toasts A Man Who “Never Met A Man He Didn’t Like”

The Will Rogers cocktail is a namesake drink with gin, vermouth, orange juice and curacao. Once voted America’s most popular actor, the Will Rogers drink recipe had already been published in the 1930 Savoy cocktail book before his tragic 1935 death in an airplane crash at the age of 55.

In addition to acting in 48 silent films and 21 movies with sound, the cowboy philosopher started in show business performing twirling rope tricks along with a pony act in Texas Jack’s Wild West Circus. This led to extended stints in Vaudeville and the Ziegfeld Follies where he introduced satire into the mix and Will Rogers transformed himself from the “Ropin’ Fool” to the “Talkin’ Fool”.

“Our Constitution Protects Aliens, Drunks, and U. S. Senators.” ~ Will Rogers

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