On this day in 1812, post Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory.
As a side note On March 2, 1819, much of the Missouri Territory was designated the new Territory of Arkansaw. I bet you can guess where this is going can't you?
The Historical Inebriant: Louisiana Lullaby
- 1 1/2 oz Dark Rum
- 2 tsp Dubonnet® Rouge Vermouth
- 3 Drops Grand Marnier® Orange Liqueur
Stir the rum, Dubonnet and Grand Marnier together with ice in a mixing glass
Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with a sliver of lemon, and serve