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...
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 ...
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 8, 2015 ... Cocktail historian David Wondrich has an insightful and, um, rather interesting
idea ... what he believes to be the origin of the word we've all come to know and
love. ... Does he list a source because, the act of placing ginger in ...
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 ...
Apr 17, 2000 ... Could you tell me where the word "cocktail" derived from in the form of a ... of The
Funny Stuff People Did A Long Time Ago, people actually still ...
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 ...
Mixing spirits and liqueurs with other ingredients to create a flavourful drink has
probably been done since the beginning of time (or at least since the first hard ...
This topic has been debated a lot and nobody really knows where the word came
from, but every once in a while ... where did the word cocktail come from.
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.