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Happy Nevada Day! Today we will be celebrating Nevada Day by making the illustrious and delicious Nevada cocktail, yum!

The history of Nevada Day is very interesting and represents the rich culture of Nevadans. On October 31st, 1864 Nevada officially joined the Union and it was decided that this day would be celebrated on the last Friday in October every year. Fun facts about Nevada: the state nickname is “The Silver State”, the slogan is “All For Our Country”, the flower is the sagebrush and the tree is the single-leaf pinyon. Nevada Day is celebrated in Carson City, the state’s capital, and features a huge parade, contests, art, music and tons of fun for the kids. Other fun activities include a ghost walk, a chili cook-off, a Governor’s Ball, beard contest, a performance by the Carson City Symphony, historical tours, museum tours, pancake breakfast and a hot air balloon launch. I’d drink to that!

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The Nevada cocktail is a simple recipe that’s both refreshing and delicious! You can use your favorite kind of light rum to complete this perfect cocktail and celebrate Nevada Day on the 25th of October!

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To kick of the celebration, follow this recipe from About:

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

    • 2 oz light rum
    • 2 oz grapefruit juice
    • 1 oz lime juice
    • 2 tsp superfine sugar
    • Dash of bitters

Preparation:

    1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
    2. Shake well.
    3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
    4. If you don’t want to use sugar, you can use simple sugar instead.

We hope that you enjoy Nevada Day!

How will you celebrate Nevada Day?

Gabbi Ewing is a rising junior studying Journalism as well as Film & Television at NYU. She is a New Jersey native who enjoys traveling, writing, skiing, and swimming. She hopes to travel the world, but her next adventure is taking her to Sydney, Australia to study with NYU. She aspires to work for National Geographic or Discovery Channel and to use her film, photography and writing skills to help people experience new cultures and places that they don't have the opportunity to travel to themselves.

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