When used to refer to any generic alcoholic mixed drink, cocktail may mean any
beverage that ... By extension, the word cocktail was applied to a vulgar, ill-bred
person raised above his station, as...
Apr 12, 2015 ... However, the first use of the word "cocktail" to refer to an alcohol drink wasn't until
1803. The word ... Where did the word actually come from?
Jan 14, 2016 ... For 15 years, I've been trying to figure out why we call a cocktail a cocktail ....
mention of the word “cocktail” in a satirical item (one does detect a ...
Where did the Name Cocktail Originate? ... The word Cocktail may be a distant
derivation of the name for the Aztec goddess, Xochitl [/SHO-cheetl/ meaning ...
Jan 13, 2016 ... When the chancellor said the UK faced a "cocktail" of economic risks he was
using a word once linked to the great Tory Prime Minister William ...
The exact origins of the cocktail remain contested. ... A confused reader wrote to
the editor regarding the term "cock-tail", to which the editor responded: "Cocktail ...
Dec 8, 2008 ... H. L. Mencken did extensive research on the topic but in the end ... There's a lot
of speculation about the actual etymology of the word cocktail, but ... Patrons
wanting this cheaper alcohol would come in asking for “cock tailings.
Apr 6, 2015 ... "Bitters are the vodka of the craft cocktail world. ... orange bitters were hard to
come by, and absinthe was nonexistent in the U.S. Eight ... Robert Simonson:
How soon after Imbibe! came out did you realize a second edition ...
Dec 13, 2012 ... Until recently, the earliest-known use of the word "cocktail" in print that referenced
drink was from 1806 in an upstate New York newspaper.
Look up cocktail at Dictionary.com: first attested 1806; H.L. Mencken lists seven ...
of any mix of substances (fruit, Molotov). Cocktail party first attested 1928.