Where Does the Word Cocktail Come from?


The origin of the word cocktail is generally disputed but the first recorded use of this word is cited in 'The Morning Post' and 'Gazetteer in London' on March 20, 1798. The term cocktail was originally used to refer to a mixture of spirits, water, sugar and bitters but it is often used to refer to a mixed drink containing alcohol.
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Cocktail was first attested 1806. From Fr. coquetier "egg-cup", name of the cup in English is cocktay.
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No one is sure where the word cocktail originated. It first showed in print around May of the 1650s. There are also stories that a woman used to use 'cock tails' to stir her mixed drinks and serve it to customers.
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