5 Fun Cocktail Facts

5 Fun Cocktail Facts

May 15, 2013 in News

Cheers to the new golden era of the cocktail but let’s not forget those who over history have tried to put a lid on flavor, fun and the freedom of spirits.
5. The first cocktail party was held for 50 house guests in St. Louis in 1917. The house still stands today… as the residence of the Archbishop.
4. Prior to Prohibition in the USA, the country was enjoying its first golden age of mixology. Once liquor became illegal, ‘rum runners’ brought it in by boat but watered down their blend so they could ship less and make more.
3. At the same time, gin and vodka replaced rum and whiskey as cocktail ingredients because they didn’t require as much aging and were easier to make illegally.
2. July 30th is known as Black Tots Day to memorialize the day in 1970 the British Navy did away with providing every sailor with a daily ration of rum.
1. Today alcohol is still banned in 10 countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Sudan, Brunei and certain parts of Australia and India but elsewhere liberated spirits enjoy a new cocktail culture that has no boundaries.

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