World Cocktail Day
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The New York tabloid ‘The Balance and Columbian Repository’ defined a cocktail as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters…” in response to a reader’s question. It was written by editor Harry Croswell in response to a reader’s inquiry, replete with colonial-era long's and a bit of dry wit about the day’s politicians.
A cocktail, is used to refer to a drink that contains two or more ingredients with at least one of in the ingredients alcohol. The word ‘cocktail’ has now become embedded in our drinking vocabulary as the drinks are widely accessible with their ingredients easy to adapt to suit every taste.