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 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 History of The Suffering Bastard Cocktail

Not many popular cocktails in the world of mixology can say their origin lies in Africa. But the Suffering Bastard can.

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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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History of the Pina Colada

The Piña Colada is one of the best-known and most-ordered tropical drinks out there. It came straight out of the Caribbean, became part of the Tiki movement in the US, and, eventually, an indispensable cocktail classic.

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History of the Old Fashioned cocktail

There are drinks that are older than the Old Fashioned cocktail, but still, this drink is considered the original version, and as such, is The Cocktail.

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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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