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  • Where does the word "Cocktail" come from?⠀
Here you have the five possible explanations of the origin of the word "Cocktail":⠀
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One particular favorite story, though, comes from The Booze Reader: A Soggy Saga of a Man in His Cups, by George Bishop: “The word itself stems from the English cock-tail which, in the middle 1800s, referred to a woman of easy virtue who was considered desirable but impure. The word was imported by expatriate Englishmen and applied derogatorily to the newly acquired American habit of bastardizing good British Gin with foreign matter, including ice. The disappearance of the hyphen coincided with the general acceptance of the word and its re-exportation back to England in its present meaning.” Of course, this can’t be true since the word was applied to a drink before the middle 1800s, but it’s entertaining.⠀
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A delightful story, published in 1936 in the Bartender, a British publication, details how English sailors of “many years ago” were served mixed drinks in a Mexican tavern. The drinks were stirred with “the fine, slender and smooth root of a plant which owing to its shape was called Cola de Gallo, which in English means ‘Cock’s tail.’” The story goes on to say that the sailors made the name popular in England, and from there the word made its way to America.⠀
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Another Mexican tale about the etymology of cocktail—again, dated “many years ago”—concerns Xoc-t, the daughter of a Mexican king, who served drinks to visiting American officers. The Americans honored her by calling the drinks cocktails—the closest they could come to pronouncing her name.⠀
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And one more south-of-the-border explanation for the word can be found in Made in America, by Bill Bryson, who explains that in the Krio language, spoken in Sierra Leone, a scorpion is called a kaktel. Could it be that the sting in the cocktail is related to the sting in the scorpion’s tail? It’s doubtful at best.⠀
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Another theory has it that in England, horses of mixed blood had their tails docked to signify their lack of breeding, and were known as “cocktailed” horses.⠀
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#facts #Top100LBC #cocktails #pubs #spirits #drinks #spiritstagram #spiritslovers #cocktaillovers
  • Where does the word "Cocktail" come from?⠀
    Here you have the five possible explanations of the origin of the word "Cocktail":⠀

    One particular favorite story, though, comes from The Booze Reader: A Soggy Saga of a Man in His Cups, by George Bishop: “The word itself stems from the English cock-tail which, in the middle 1800s, referred to a woman of easy virtue who was considered desirable but impure. The word was imported by expatriate Englishmen and applied derogatorily to the newly acquired American habit of bastardizing good British Gin with foreign matter, including ice. The disappearance of the hyphen coincided with the general acceptance of the word and its re-exportation back to England in its present meaning.” Of course, this can’t be true since the word was applied to a drink before the middle 1800s, but it’s entertaining.⠀

    A delightful story, published in 1936 in the Bartender, a British publication, details how English sailors of “many years ago” were served mixed drinks in a Mexican tavern. The drinks were stirred with “the fine, slender and smooth root of a plant which owing to its shape was called Cola de Gallo, which in English means ‘Cock’s tail.’” The story goes on to say that the sailors made the name popular in England, and from there the word made its way to America.⠀

    Another Mexican tale about the etymology of cocktail—again, dated “many years ago”—concerns Xoc-t, the daughter of a Mexican king, who served drinks to visiting American officers. The Americans honored her by calling the drinks cocktails—the closest they could come to pronouncing her name.⠀

    And one more south-of-the-border explanation for the word can be found in Made in America, by Bill Bryson, who explains that in the Krio language, spoken in Sierra Leone, a scorpion is called a kaktel. Could it be that the sting in the cocktail is related to the sting in the scorpion’s tail? It’s doubtful at best.⠀

    Another theory has it that in England, horses of mixed blood had their tails docked to signify their lack of breeding, and were known as “cocktailed” horses.⠀
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    #facts #Top100LBC #cocktails #pubs #spirits #drinks #spiritstagram #spiritslovers #cocktaillovers
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  • Oh hi vacation, how are ya? 😉💎
  • Oh hi vacation, how are ya? 😉💎
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  • Enjoying the golden our with a golden elixir. Never enough 🥃
  • Enjoying the golden our with a golden elixir. Never enough 🥃
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  • FREE PIZZA! Happy birthday to Kyla who over the weekend tagged us in this shot and got free pizza as a result ⚡️🍕⚡️ Be like Kyla - enjoy yourself + tag us and be in the running for 🍕. Just check in or use hashtag #rhondasbar EASY.
  • FREE PIZZA! Happy birthday to Kyla who over the weekend tagged us in this shot and got free pizza as a result ⚡️🍕⚡️ Be like Kyla - enjoy yourself + tag us and be in the running for 🍕. Just check in or use hashtag #rhondasbar EASY.
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  • When you’re tired of waiting for the picture to be set up. 🤷🏾‍♀️ Happy Monday y’all! #cbuslocalove
  • When you’re tired of waiting for the picture to be set up. 🤷🏾‍♀️ Happy Monday y’all! #cbuslocalove
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  • Looking to up your cocktail game? Transform your drinks in to a magical unicorn potion with @unicornshimmerco 🦄🦄🦄 Absolutely loved working with these ~magical~ people! Sooo much fun seeing the products in action and meeting some like-minded unicorn fanatics 💕
  • Looking to up your cocktail game? Transform your drinks in to a magical unicorn potion with @unicornshimmerco 🦄🦄🦄 Absolutely loved working with these ~magical~ people! Sooo much fun seeing the products in action and meeting some like-minded unicorn fanatics 💕
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  • Gotta drink my way out of here #sorefreshing
  • Gotta drink my way out of here #sorefreshing
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