Vermouth, Campari, and the Americano Way: the etymology of the Americano & the Negroni takes us from Visigothic rulers and Latin kings to Italian adventurers and the origin of the American dollar.
Practical jokes, hoaxes, and April Fool’s Day — and how they all connect to the classic drink, the Tom Collins.
A brief history of Tiki culture, and the origins of the Mai Tai!
The origin of the cocktail name “gimlet”, and its connections to early medicine, colonialism, and the rise of the multinational corporation.
Part 2 of the origin of the word “cocktail” and its place in history. [part 2 of 2]
Investigating the word “cocktail” and the history of the drink. [Part 1 of 2]