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Weekend SCOOP: How To Make George Washington's Cocktail

Weekend SCOOP: How To Make George Washington's Cocktail
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One of our favorite stories of the week? The discovery of preserved cherries at George Washington's home. We decided to politely push for a little bit more information: What exactly would the Washington family use these cherries for? And we received two fun recipes to share with you directly from Mount Vernon! (Including quite the cocktail recipe โ€“ wowza โ€“ see below).

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๐Ÿ“ธ: Ventura County District Attorney Office via The Wall Street Journal

A quick round up of a few other interesting stories we covered this week on SmartHERNews.com:

โœ“ More developments on the bird flu (but not in birds). ๐Ÿ„
โœ“ An unexpectedly overturned verdict in one of the biggest sexual assault trials in recent times. โš–๏ธ
โœ“ The latest reading on the U.S. economy showed slower growth than expected (raising some serious concerns about the year ahead). ๐Ÿ’ฐ


Also ~ Check out Jenna's latest video on the stakes at this week's Supreme Court hearing.

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๐ŸŒž With the potential for record-breaking temps this summer, we've searched all of Amazon for the Top SmartHER Finds for Beating the Heat. Our favorite on the list that also might be a hit for next week's Kentucky Derby or end-of-school year fun? This fun DASH snow cone maker.

And that's your weekend SCOOP!

Jenna and the SHN Team 

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๐Ÿ’ A Sweet Discovery: Archeologists excavate bottles of cherries buried at George Washington's Virginia home. What could they have been used for? The nation's first president is said to have enjoyed the drink, "Cherry Bounce" โ€“ HERE's the recipe! The Washingtons may have also enjoyed cherry pie.