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The History of the Cocktail

Cocktail facts & history / email

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, […]