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The History of the Cocktail

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Let’s be real: the word “cocktail” is a little strange. Why did someone mix together alcohol, bitters, sugar, and water, and decide to call it a “cocktail?” Where did the term really come from and who first invented it? Here are five fast facts about the history of the cocktail: The word “cocktail” was first defined in 1806 by The Balance and Columbian Repository as  “a stimulating liquor composed of any kind of sugar, water and bitters, […]

How 3 Popular Cocktails Got Their Names

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There’s always a story behind a name, but cocktails don’t have it so easy. The exact origins of our favorite cocktails can get a bit muddled, but one thing is for sure: there were many people scrambling to take credit for these deliciously classic cocktails. Here are three fun facts about today’s most popular cocktails: Screwdriver: The name for this classic drink derived from need. In the 1950s, workers on oil rigs in the Persian […]