Also on this day in 1926, Harry Houdini performs perhaps his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a coffin before being brought up. In response to questions about the stunt being rigged Houdini responded, "there is no invention to it, there is no trick, there is no fake; you simply lie down in a coffin and breathe quietly."
It's a water theme today, and when I think of water I think Aqua and when I think Aqua I think Aquavit.
The Historical Inebriant: The Rosiland Russell -
http://www.tree.com/food-dining/aquavit.aspx Aquavit Cocktail
2 oz. aquavit
1 oz. dry vermouth
A twist of lemon peel.
Shake the vermouth and aquavit in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the lemon peel.