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  • robert-blau@webtv.net
    Cleopatra s pearl cocktail recipe revealed USA Today, 7/23/2010 Cleopatra, fabled final Queen of Egypt, packed a pretty mean pearl cocktail, according to
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      Cleopatra's pearl cocktail recipe revealed USA Today, 7/23/2010

      Cleopatra, fabled final Queen of Egypt, packed a pretty mean pearl
      cocktail, according to legend. To win a bet, the story goes, Cleopatra
      quaffed a vinegar martini made with a dissolved pearl, "the largest in
      the whole of history," according to an ancient scribe. Doubted by
      scholars for centuries, Cleopatra's canny chemistry trick may have
      actually come off, suggests one researcher, based on her own
      experiments. "There's usually a kernel of truth in these stories," says
      classicist Prudence Jones of Montclair (N.J.) State University. "I
      always prefer to give ancient sources the benefit of the doubt and not
      assume that something that sounds far-fetched is just fiction."

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