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Cocktails: the key terms

Cocktails: the key terms

As with wine, the world of cocktails has its very own vocabulary, often confusing to the outsider. Cocktails: the key terms is our lowdown of some of the principle words and their meanings. COLLINS –¬†Tall cool punch-like drinks. Any basic liquor with the juice of lemon or lime, over ice cubes, in a frosted highball […]

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The history and the origins of the word cocktail

The history and the origins of the word cocktail

“Cocktail” is indeed a curious name for a drink. There are dozens of stories in contemporary culture hypothesizing over the origins of the term (the key ones below are covered in Swizzle, our cocktail making & tasting event). One of the first written references to the cocktail (as a drink based on spirits with other […]

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