Category: History

The History of Gin and its Dutch Influence

Of all modern spirits, gin seems to have the most eventful history. It evolved from a cheap working-class cheaper than beer into a component of Queen Elizabeth's favorite drink.

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History and Origin of the Mojito Cocktail

The Mojito is among the oldest cocktails, and as ever so often with these vintage drinks, the history is quite opaque. Still, it's not entirely unknown, and we want to shed some light on the origin of the Cuban favorite.

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Not a Malaria Medicine - The True History of Gin and Tonic

The history of the Gin and Tonic recipe often is connected to the British Navy and Indian Army. But considering all the facts, neither of them could have come up with the famous Gin cocktail.

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History of the Pisco Sour Cocktail

The Pisco Sour is one of the top cocktails from Latin America. It's tangy, creamy, slightly grapey, and simply delicious. However, its history is a little complicated.

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The True History of The Suffering Bastard Cocktail

The Suffering Bastard is a famous brandy and gin cocktail first made in Egypt, North Africa during WWII. There are not many other cocktails in the world of mixology that can say their historical origin lies in Africa.

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The history of Maraschino

Maraschino is one of the most used cherry liqueurs in cocktails and a valuable asset in the world of mixology. Read the whole story behind the Italian liqueur.

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The Interesting History of The Negroni Cocktail

The Negroni is a classic Italian aperitif cocktail that has been around for over a century. This three-ingredient drink is made with Campari, Gin, and Sweet Vermouth.

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The History of the Pina Colada Cocktail

This is how and where the Piña Colada was born.

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Old Fashioned: The True History & Origin of the Cocktail

The Old Fashioned is one of the most important cocktails in history. The simple concoction of spirit, sugar, bitters, and water has a long tradition. Let's look at the Old Fashioned history and how the drink evolved over centuries.

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Harry MacElhone - Portrait & Cocktails

A portrait of Scottish bartending legend Harry MacElhone, including his influence on today's mixology and an overview of the cocktails he invented.

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