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U.S. Flag's History Inspire Mixologists To Get Creative

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is 200. It was in 1814 that Francis Scott Key saw the flag remain flying over a fortress after a British attack. His poem became words to the national anthem. A competition was held for a drink to celebrate U.S.-British friendship sense. The winner, by a National Park Service Ranger, is called a Gunpowder Cream - a mix of rum, English tea and maple syrup - use it for a toast, then pour it on your French toast. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Corrected: September 8, 2014 at 10:00 PM MDT
Earlier, this page said the contest to create a drink that celebrates the U.S.-British friendship was sponsored by the National Park Service. The contest was instead sponsored by the Smithsonian.