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C is for Cocktail: What’s in a Name? The Origin of the Word “Cocktail”

If you asked a barkeep in early¬†1700s America for a cocktail, they’d probably think you wanted to buy a horse. Horses who’d had their tails bobbed or docked short were known as “cocktails.” Docking, or the cutting off of a … Continue reading

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