Anlässlich der ersten schriftlichen Definition wird heute der World Cocktail Day gefeiert. Na dann: Cheers!
Cock-tail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters—it is vulgarly called bittered sling, and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, in as much as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head. It is said, also to be of great use to a democratic candidate: because a person, having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow any thing else.
The Balance and Columbian Repository (Hudson, New York), 13. Mai 1806. Redakteur Harry Croswell beantwortet die Leserfrage: „What is a cocktail?“
Quelle: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocktail)