19th Amendment Cocktail—a great non-alcoholic toast from our food and drink columnist! PLUS other centennial updates!

When the special glasses are set out on the table, and a toast to the early women’s rights movement is proposed—try this special recipe from our writer, Franco Salzillo, who prepared this drink to toast the 19th Amendment. Here’s his recommendation for a memorable toast to August 26th, Women’s Equality Day. Ed.

Let’s Have A Toast For Women’s Rights!

This year, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that guaranteed and protected women’s right to vote. This is quite a milestone, and a worthy occasion to have a toast.

The American social reformer and activist Susan B. Anthony once said, “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” We’ve made some progress when it comes to equality, but not without a struggle.

There’s still a long road ahead, and both women and men must come together every day to fight for what’s right. Here’s a gorgeous drink recipe to toast for women’s rights, because I can’t think of a better reason to raise our glasses.

Include a lovely Berry Baby Bellini, a berry-scented and fizzy alcohol-free cocktail reminiscent of summer on your “to do list.” This is a colorful drink is both fun and memorable, the perfect concoction for our very special toast.

 Berry Baby Bellini Recipe Serves 5, time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup assorted berries: blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or similar
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 bottle of sparkling apple cider, alcohol-free
  • 5 flute stemmed glasses or tall glasses


  1. Add half the berries and sugar into a small bowl or container. Combine with a spoon and muddle until you get a smooth puree.
  2. Add two teaspoons of berry puree to each glass and fill halfway with sparkling apple cider. Stir gently.
  3. Add a few whole berries to each glass, top with cider, and serve.

About the author

Franco Salzillo is a food and wine writer, and a certified sommelier with ten years of experience in the hospitality industry. He’s most happy when writing about tasty food and drink.



We can’t list all of the August 26th events scheduled. There hundreds. The national Women’s History Alliance has attempted to assemble a list. Go to their web site and dig around. Theatre. Zoom panel discussions. Praise. Criticism. Databases. Much more. This August 26th is the largest turnout of individuals and organizations and government than ever before. The events listed here represent one of many. Great news!


Visit the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association web site for details.


Support the Equal Rights Amendment during 2020. US women have been supporting an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution since 1923. Almost 100 years. Visualize more activists and early women’s rights participants being inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Ring Bells for Equality Day!

As part of its 2020 activities to commemorate the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage, the Smithfield Community Association (SCA) in Peterboro NY will ring the bell in the tower of the Smithfield Community Center (SCC) nineteen times to celebrate the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which stated that … the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged…on account of sex.  The Peterboro United Methodist Church bell, across the Pleasant Valley Road, will join the SCC bell ringing.  The Peterboro organizations invite groups and individuals in the county to join the bell ringing at 6:19 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

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