cocktail history

The History of the White Russian

The History of the White Russian

Cocktails have been around forever. In fact, the first recorded use of the term in referring to an alcoholic concoction was in a London publication in 1798 and over the next decade the term was increasingly used in print across the Western Hemisphere. But this is just the history of the terms use in printed […]

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The History Of The Mint Julep

The History Of The Mint Julep

There’s a saying – ”Don’t Mess With Texas.” Trademarked and everything, this slogan, which was created in 1986 by the state of Texas’ Department of Transportation, was emblazoned on signage flocking the state’s highways and byways as a measure to reduce littering throughout the state. But it’s taken on a life of its own, adopted […]

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Ada Coleman: One Of History’s Most Famous Female Mixologists

Ada Coleman: One Of History’s Most Famous Female Mixologists

It’s Women’s History Month, meaning web outlets everywhere are trotting out token female figureheads to celebrate, briefly, and put back into the “Important Ladies” closet for the rest of the year. Right? Probably, and gross, but not us. Sure, we’re choosing this month to tell you about Ada Coleman, one of the first, funniest, and […]

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Weird Cocktail Ingredient: Eggs

Weird Cocktail Ingredient: Eggs

I know Easter has passed, but that doesn’t stop eggs from being awesome, especially in your cocktails. Eggs are a wonderfully versatile drink ingredient, and flips are the class of cocktail that include them. Originally, flips consisted of beer, rum, sugar, and were heated with an iron, causing the drinks to gain a frothy consistency. […]

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