Toady is World Cocktail Day!
Why today? Accepted lore? Almost: the date coincides with the earliest use of the term “cocktail” in the May 13, 1806 edition of the The Balance and Columbian Repository. Therein the article defined a cocktail as ‘a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind – sugar, water, and bitters.’
Though there may have been earlier references to the word ‘cocktail’, The Balance and Columbian Repository appears to be the first to define it as a drink.
I hope everyone will have a Martini, or other libation of your choice, to celebrate this special Day.
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