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Briant Erst emailed this story:

ROCKPORT, Mass. (Reuters) - An ice-cold tumbler of vodka garnished with two speared pearl onions made history on Tuesday as the first alcoholic drink sold since 1933 in the coastal town of Rockport, Massachusetts.

"It's a great day for Rockport," toasted a beaming Peter Beecham, who led the effort to lift the town's ban on the sale of alcohol. "And this," he added, raising his $7.50 glass of Grey Goose vodka on the rocks, "is very good."

Ah, the sweet taste of success.