U.S. Forest Service Issued Detailed Chart For Mixing 21 Cocktails In 1974 Government Document

(U.S. National Archives)

(U.S. National Archives)

If there’s one thing that everyone knows about the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is that those guys love mixing up a tasty cocktail. Wait, actually, it’s doubtful anyone would know how much the government workers adore a properly made martini, as evidenced by a 1974 document with a detailed chart on how to make 21 different cocktails, complete with diagrams.

Over at the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, Ana Swanson takes note of the in-depth pictorial guide from the forestry department, a nicely illustrated chart that outlines the ingredients and portioning for an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, a gin fizz, something called “Stars & Stripes” and more.

The chart, which is currently living in the U.S. National Archives in Washington, D.C., also has illustrations detailing everything from what a “dash” of something is to sugar cubes.

Further proving that these workers liked to get a chuckle while on the job, the chart includes the names of those who checked it over, “self-appointed barmasters” named I Mixum, Ima Sot, Jim Beam and I.P. Freely.

Potty humor and booze together — a partnership that will never get old.

A 1974 government document shows how to make a proper cocktail [Chicago Tribune]

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